What is RYOT‘s game plan to change traditional media? They allow people to “Become the News.” Bryn Moser and David Darg are humanitarians. They have been on the front lines of some of the world’s major catastrophes and have seen positive transformation in communities through human impact. Frustrated with the traditional media’s inflexibility in providing actionable context around news, they decided to #ChangeThat by providing a social online hub that does: RYOT. RYOT connects action with each news story so people can get involved in the world’s most pressing issues. This month’s Social Disruptors podcast is a chat with Bryn and David on their plans to disrupt traditional media.
Edward D. (Ned) Breslin is the CEO of Water For People, widely considered a force for positive change by challenging status quo approaches and offering concrete alternatives to water, sanitation, and transparency in philanthropy and aid, by offering concrete alternatives. Breslin received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2011.
David Darg was one of Esquire Magazine’s “2012 Americans of the Year,” and spent the last decade as a first responder and frontline contributor for Reuters, CNN, and the BBC. Currently based in Haiti, David is Vice President of Operation Blessing International and has traveled to over 100 countries. David has won numerous awards as a filmmaker, including a Special Jury Mention at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival as Co-Director of “Baseball in the Time of Cholera.”
Bryn Mooser was named one of Esquire Magazine’s “2012 Americans of the Year” for his work in Haiti. As Country Director for Artists for Peace and Justice (APJ), Bryn helped build APJ’s secondary school in Port-au-Prince, which now educates 1,400 young Haitians per year. Bryn is also an award-winning film maker. His latest documentary, “The Rider And The Storm”, premiered in April in NYC as his third consecutive world premiere at Tribeca Film Festival.