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Maura Kelly
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From developing Kids transmedia projects to producing LIVE national TV broadcasts and events, Maura Kelly has built a diverse media career. She currently covers everything from entrepreneurs to emerging technology trends on the HuffPost. As principal of Purple Mountain Media, Maura works on a range of media, management, and digital marketing projects with top-tier companies and non-profit organizations. As an Emmy Award-winning producer for PBS station WNET, Maura traveled the country and created multi-media campaigns that dealt with a range of topics: science and technology, the environment, HIV/ AIDS, plus youth centric issues for tweens and preschoolers. She has partnered with the National Science Foundation, the Dept of Ed and leading museums and foundations on educational initiatives. Her work has been featured on PBS, NBC, WPIX, the Annenberg Channel and globally through the American Forces Network (AFN) and Livestream.

In 2013, she was elected to the Board of Directors for NY Women in Film/ TV and Digital Media. She regularly produces events/panels on emerging storytelling formats and digital trends. Her overriding passions are using media for social change, humanitarian innovations, and exploring Irish culture - past and present.
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Entries by Maura Kelly

Clinton Global Initiative Needs More Disagreements and Outrage

(2) Comments | Posted September 26, 2013 | 12:02 PM

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Corporate transparency, corruption, land grabbing, women's rights or lack of and connectivity for the planet are big issues being mentioned at this year's Clinton Global Initiative in New York. The tone among global leaders and members is optimistic and supportive of the...

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Randall's Island Welcomes the Gaels and Manhattan Gets a New Sports Team.

(0) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 11:57 AM

It's been called sleepy and unglamorous but whatever you call it one thing is certain, Randall's Island is a major sports and entertainment destination in the New York tri-state area. During the long hot summer weekends, folks journey to the 480-acre island in the East River, officially part of Manhattan,...

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From Vikings to Game of Thrones: Ireland Evolves Into TV Production Destination

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2013 | 4:04 PM

Ireland is a country enlightened by the arts. Its president, Michael D. Higgins, is a former arts minister and a noted poet who is married to a former actress. Despite its current economic challenges, the creative industries in Ireland are going through "a special age" and the country is fast...

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Where the Streets Have No Name

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 10:39 AM

It was just after midnight on Thanksgiving morning when we arrived at Pronoei Santa Clara de Asís in Huaycan, Lima. Pronoeis are informal early primary schools for slum children sprinkled throughout Peru. My husband, Michael Pryce, and I came here to assess an education project HOPe (Helping Other People) has...

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Global Programming Phenomenon "Coder DoJo" Gets Velocity (VIDEO)

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 10:33 AM

On his electronic business card, James Whelton described himself as "CoderDojo Co-Founder, Hacker & Social Media Connoisseur." The tag line "Not another victim of conformity" comes next. After spending time with him at a recent Irish International Business Network event in New York, I can easily see this is an...

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Clinton Global Initiative: Putting Philanthrocapitalism in the Vernacular

(0) Comments | Posted October 3, 2012 | 3:39 PM

Having attended numerous Clinton Global Initiatives (CGI), I continue to marvel at the array of brainiac world leaders and popular celebrity's the annual meeting still attracts. Now in its eighth year of operation, President Clinton recently hosted President Barack Obama, Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi and Governor Mitt Romney, alongside Green...

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The Right Time for a Mentor

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2012 | 2:28 PM

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There is an old Buddish proverb that says, "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear." This quote may sound familiar but probably wouldn't resonate unless you are ready to put it into action. In fact, most people hear what they want...

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10 Jobs That Won't Be Taken By Robots, Yet

(107) Comments | Posted June 17, 2012 | 11:15 AM

Telephone switchboard operators are a thing of the past—the kind of job we only encounter in black-and-white movies. And just as technology and automation rendered those workers obsolete, in the modern age, it's also eradicating all sorts of other jobs; bank tellers, toll booth operators, and pharmacy clerks all may...

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Irish Animation Industry Set for International Spotlight

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2012 | 5:36 PM

Exciting things continue to happen for Ireland's animation companies. After establishing themselves firmly in the U.S. and Canada and with the successful launch of Brown Bag Films' Doc McStuffins on Disney Junior in March, the next big push is onto the international stage.

This week, the world renowned Annecy...

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A Girl in a Tech World

(0) Comments | Posted April 23, 2012 | 4:49 PM

In late April, leaders from several UN agencies and top information communications companies will gather in New York to debate ways on how to close the technology gender gap. One of the main questions on the floor will be "If opportunities abound, and demand and salaries are high,...

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Centenary Spawns "Titanic Industry" While Addergoole Remembers Her Loss

(11) Comments | Posted April 4, 2012 | 9:44 AM

At precisely 2:20am on April 15th, a church bell is rung in the small County Mayo parish of Addergoole on the west coast of Ireland. For the past ten years, locals have gathered in the churchyard to remember the night that changed their small parish forever. 2:20am was the exact...

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