Case Studies

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The international rescue committee: pushing back on the trump travel ban, highlighting refugee stories

When the Trump administration moved to indefinitely ban the arrival of Syrian refugees and suspend the U.S’s entire resettlement program for 120 days, the International Rescue Committee began to issue analysis and communicate how the changes affected  endangered the world’s most vulnerable and the communities hoping to welcome them. 


NATIONAL HISPANIC MEDIA COALITION: Elevating need for diversity through entertainment awards season

NHMC changed the media narrative from one that praised Hollywood for their recent efforts to diversify their ranks to one that also drew attention to other groups, including Latinos, Asian-Americans and Native Americans, that remain critically underrepresented in the entertainment industry.


Screening Documentary on congo conflict with producer and Actress Robin Wright

The #StandWithCongo team visited the The Guardian newsroom and WNYC studio in New York City following the Tribeca screening of the documentary WHEN ELEPHANTS FIGHT . Together, their interviews were live-streamed by The Huffington Post and Mic, drawing over 70,000 viewers and kicking off the campaign's 50 state college campus tour.

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National Hispanic Media COalition:
standing up for latinos in entertainment industry

NHMC made headlines in hundreds of outlets, including The Associated Press Washington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, and PBS Newshour,  when the organization formed new partnerships to bolster its Latino TV Writers Program, demanded new diversity commitments from film studios with as part of the Multi-Ethnic Media Coalition and honored Latino artists at its annual Impact Awards Gala. 

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National Hispanic Media Coalition:
supporting affordable communications access

NHMC was cited by dozens of the country's most widely-read news outlets for its policy work including USA Today, The Atlantic, and the Los Angeles Times, ensuring that millions of people across the nation understand the necessity of universal, open and affordable access to communications . 

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american civil liberties Union: launching legislative campaign for local control over police surveillance decisions

Balestra Media partnered with the ACLU on the launch of Community Control Over Police Surveillance, resulting in coverage of the effort by the Associated Press and Reuters tied to the press call announcing the effort. After the press call, 40 original stories were published on the campaign, including interviews on three podcasts, three national radio shows and three local radio shows. The communications reached several outlets serving communities of color about the multi-state legislative initiative.