Rita J. King
Since then, her photographs, essays, and articles have appeared in diverse publications. In 2003, she was the recipient of a first place award from the New York Press Association for investigative reporting on the nuclear industry, specifically on Indian Point nuclear power plant in Westchester County, New York, and in 2005 she received the same award for her coverage of nine American soldiers who returned from Iraq to sue the United States government because they believe they were knowingly exposed to depleted uranium while serving.
In 2006, she spent six months investigating and authoring a report, "Big, Easy Money: Disaster Profiteering on the American Gulf Coast," which was published by CorpWatch, a not-for-profit organization that investigates and exposes corporate violations of human rights, environmental crimes, fraud, and corruption around the world to foster global justice, independent media activism, and democratic control over corporations. King has been speaking extensively on the subject, including at a recent symposium hosted by the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, and contributed a chapter to a book that will be published in the near future by MIT Press.
After so many years of investigating corporate culture, King found a way to work with corporations to create a positive shift toward fostering creativity and self-awareness within corporate culture—through virtual space, where people create avatars and practice becoming the most compelling and sophisticated versions of themselves. As the CEO and Creative Director of Dancing Ink Productions LLC, King works with corporations that seek to develop a vibrant and authentic shift in corporate culture.
- The Evolution of Revolution (Commentary)
- Digital Diplomacy and Cultural Collaboration (Videos)
- Cross-Cultural Understanding through Virtual Worlds (Videos)
- Digital Workforce Initiative Transforms Gulf Coast Job Prospects (Innovations)
- Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds (Policy Library)
- Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds (Videos)
- Digital Diplomacy: Understanding Islam through Virtual Worlds (Policy Library)
- Collaboration, Culture, and Community (Videos)
- Cyberethics: The Emerging Codes of Online Conduct (Videos)
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2008