A Guest Post From The CitizenGlobal Outreach Team

We’re still awfully busy over here, but that doesn’t mean there’s no news to share. As a matter of fact, there’s plenty — especially with regard to a certain BP oil spill/leak/screwup.

Thankfully, Joel Dominic of the CitizenGlobal Outreach Team agreed to pen a guest post today. CitizenGlobal is documenting the BP disaster, and if you have a camera, vidcam, or cell phone, they need your help. The details are pretty self explanatory, but if you have questions, you can email them to gulfdesk@citizenglobal.com.

We’ll be back soon…

Sharing Stories of the Gulf Coast Oil Disaster

Did you know there’s a way for you to tell your story to help bring attention and crowd-sourced solutions to those affected by one of the worst environmental disaster in US History – the Deepwater Horizon oil spill?

If you own a cell phone, a camera or even if you are a musician, you can upload your pictures, videos or music clips to CitizenGlobal’s Gulf Coast News Desk to tell your side of the story. The uploaded media is repurposed in a variety of ways: mainstream media outlets can browse, purchase, edit, and publish on a variety of platforms; and filmmakers, advocacy groups and other parties interested in documenting the historical narrative emerging from the gulf can utilize footage from CitizenGlobal in any number of media campaigns, news articles, films, etc.

The Gulf Coast News Desk is a “virtual studio” on CitizenGlobal dedicated to telling the story of the oil spill and its effects, set against the background of the legacy of Katrina, as it continues to unfold. More and more, the Internet has provided individuals with an effective way to gather and spread information, as well as influence popular media. As such, any local footage of the spill, along with the people, wildlife and communities affected by it can be shared on the Gulf Coast News Desk where it will go a long way in telling a very important story and keeping others informed. As the fifth anniversary of Katrina and activities around that occasion approach, we want to hear all your stories, including stories of communities becoming empowered and coming together to support each other. You can learn more at: http://www.citizenglobal.com/citizenglobal/gulfcoast/overview

Please spread the word around on social media and to your favorite organizations that are making and sharing news. Please follow us on Twitter @gulfnewsdesk and fan us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Gulf-News-Desk/113063612073772?ref=ts

Please share any upcoming events where footage might be taken at: gulfdesk@citizenglobal.com.

Let’s keep the story and the region alive and prevent the spill from becoming yesterday’s news!

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