Press & Recognition

Beyondmedia Supporters Write Open Letter
by Multiple Authors | Windy City Media Group

As a group of Chicago-based activists and longtime supporters of Beyondmedia Education, we are writing this Letter to the Editor of Windy City Times to publicly express our extreme disappointment regarding the way that the process of closing the organization and transitioning the programs is being handled.

Never The Same Interviews Salome Chasnoff
by Daniel Tucker | Never The Same

Salome Chasnoff is a documentary filmmaker, installation artist and media activist. She has been an arts educator for more than 20 years in university and community settings, and has produced more than 25 works, several dedicated to expanding media access to the diverse stories of women and youth. Chasnoff founded Beyondmedia Education in 1996 and after serving as Executive Director for most of that time, Beyondmedia was closed in early 2012. She was interviewed about the pre-histories and recent post-histories of Beyondmedia in June of 2012.

Beyondmedia Education’s Salome Chasnoff Named Purpose Prize Fellow
by Civic Ventures | Civic Ventures

Civic Ventures today announced that Salome Chasnoff, founder of Beyondmedia Education, is a 2011 Purpose Prize fellow. Chasnoff was recognized as a social entrepreneur over 60 who is using her experience and passion to make an extraordinary impact on society's biggest challenges.

CPS students featured in a docudrama addressing cyberbullying
by Maudlyne Ihejirika | Chicago Sun-Times

One girl tells how her brother lost all motivation for school after he was jumped on by several boys who’d announced the beat-down to other students at their high school on Facebook. A boy tells about a female friend who had to transfer high schools

Students warn peers about cyberbullying
by Dawn Turner Trice | Chicago Tribune

Video project shows that social media can hurt

UIC’s IMPACT Program Launches LGBT Youth Health Videos
by University of Illinois at Chicago | Newswise

The University of Illinois at Chicago's IMPACT Program will release a new educational campaign titled "I Heart My Sexuality" Sep. 21 with a series of videos exploring relationships, being single and the importance of family and community. The IMPACT team captured the personal interviews during the 2010 Chicago Pride Festival and Dyke March. The videos were created in partnership with BeyondMedia Education, an award winning non-profit organization dedicated to using media for social change.

Chicago’s Chasnoff wins leader honor
by Micki Leventhal | Windy City Times

Salome Chasnoff, founder and executive director of Beyondmedia Education, has been named a Leader for the 21st Century by Women's eNews in the category of "Seven Who Invent a Better Future." Chasnoff, who received the Ida B. Wells Bravery in Journalism award, will join her fellow awardees at a gala celebration in New York May 6.

Salome Chasnoff Named a Leader for the 21st Century and Ida B. Wells Bravery in Journalism Awardee
by Womens eNews | Womens eNews

Beyondmedia Education is thrilled to announce that Women’s eNews has named Executive Director Salome Chasnoff as one of the 21 Leaders for the 21st Century and the winner of the Ida B. Wells Award for Bravery in Journalism. These prestigious awards are bestowed upon visionaries who are committed to improving the lives of women and girls.

New DVD empowers young people to do something about HIV
by LaToya Johnson | POZ Magazine

To counter sexual health misinformation circulating throughout high school halls, Chicago-based Beyondmedia released HIV: Hey It's Viral! The packet which includes a short movie, a workbook and an activist guide is designed to empower young people and encourage them to get involved with HIV/AIDS issues.

Multiculturalism is an action, it’s a way of promoting understanding
by Andrea García González | Aula Intercultural

In this interview, Executive Director Salome Chasnoff and Program Director Tara Malik discuss the importance of using media tools in their projects as well as their reflections about multicultural education. In addition, they talk about their most recent project focusing on HIV education, how this issue is treated in the United States and how this affects youth.