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Nathaniel Hoffman

About Paleomedia

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Nathaniel Hoffman of Paleomedia
Nathaniel Hoffman of Paleomedia


adverb: Harnessing universal human methods of communication for the modern age. Also, Paleomedia is Nathaniel Hoffman’s 20-year alter ego on the web.

Paleomedia founder Hoffman works with organizations and individual activists to harness local media messages and strengthen local and regional reporting on diverse communities.

Paleomedia is writing, editing & strategy for movements.

Nathaniel Hoffman (Nate) is a strategic communications consultant through his Boise, Idaho-based firm Paleomedia. Paleomedia works to harness local, regional and national media messages and strengthen local and regional reporting on diverse communities, particularly on climate, democracy and migration. Hoffman is an author and former newspaper reporter. He works primarily with the Global Strategic Communications Council, an international network of climate communicators, to spur greater climate ambition and justice in the U.S.

Hoffman wrote for newspapers in Idaho and California, reported from overseas, founded a popular journal at Boise State University called The Blue Review, co-authored the 2013 book Amor & Exile: True Stories of Love Across the Mexican Border, and supported the communications team at Define American. He is co-founder of The Idaho 97 Project, which fights extremism in the state. He has a BA in Africana studies from Cornell University and an MA in data journalism from Boise State University.

To traverse the world men must have maps of the world. Their persistent difficulty is to secure maps on which their own need, or someone else’s need, has not sketched in the coast of Bohemia.

— Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion, 1922

I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.

— Truman Capote

The Dreamers will have to learn to struggle themselves, to understand that the field for their Dream, the stage where they have painted themselves white, is the deathbed of us all.

— Ta-nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me
Ta-Nehisi Coates quote: "I thought the truth would emerge, that universal values would emerge from telling a story." via Big Think
Ta-Nehisi Coates quote from Big Think.

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