The Center for Media & Social Impact, based at American University's School of Communication in Washington, D.C., is an innovation lab and research center that creates, studies, and showcases media for social impact.
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Journey to the Academy Awards: 2018 Documentary Film Diversity Report
Movies & Grassroots Community Engagement: Documentary Films & State and Local Public Policy in the United States. Volume 2, Films & Public Policy Series
The Laughter Effect: The [Serious] Role of Comedy in Social Change
When Movies Go to Washington: Documentary Films & Public Policy in the United States (Vol 1)
The State of the Documentary Field: 2016 Survey of Documentary Industry Members
Connecting Audiences with OVEE, an Online Screening Platform: An Assessment of The Homestretch PBS Documentary
Beyond The Hashtags: #Ferguson, #Blacklives examines the #Blacklivesmatter movement’s uses of online media in 2014-2015.
An examination of the (2014 - 2016) of Oscar-shortlisted, -nominated and -winning documentary films.
This report examines risks and resources for filmmakers challenging the status quo.
Visual arts community launches Code of Best Practices in Fair Use!
Public TV remains leading source of diverse programming.
“Stand Up Planet” Impact Evaluation Demonstrates Power of Comedy for Change
Our latest report takes an in-depth look at the range of media impact tools currently available.
Documentaries of all kinds—including the expectable presold and slotted music docs, liquor-brand docs, sports docs—proliferated at SXSW 2018
The sky is black with chickens coming home to roost for the platforms and apps that once loved to launch at SXSW.
SXSW seemed to take diversity more seriously than in the past. There were more women on panels and keynoting...
RT @AU_SOC: Only TWOdays are left to submit your work for #AUVisions! We are still accepting documentary, fiction, digital & new media an
Exciting opportunity with our colleagues @AU_SOC #Journalism https://t.co/RA5a2h793H
RT @paufder: Opportunity hollering at the door: CMSI Research/Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Civic Storytelling & Social Justice(1-year appoin
interested in documentaries, storytelling and social justice? @CMSImpact is looking for a postdoc in Civic Storytel https://t.co/1ZIx1lDSs4
RT @aram: Very cool new #postdoc in Civic Storytelling & Social Justice now open at @AU_SOC @CMSImpact DM if interested. https://t.co/EEX
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