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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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)
Journey to the Academy Awards: A Decade of Race & Gender in Oscar-Shortlisted Documentaries (2008-2017)
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.
Acute Discourse on Documentary Film Funding and Sustainability;
Zeitgeist of Storytelling; and Purpose and Responsibility of Public Media
Visual arts professionals saw big changes in institutional practice in the last year, according to the most recent College Art Association survey of almost a thousand professionals, conducted with...
WVIK’s “Gallery Gap” podcast is using the CAA’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts to feature some of the women’s art it discusses on the public radio station’s...
RT @womenmakemovies: Calling all diverse Doc Filmmakers! @firelightmedia has just launched their first ever Open Call. Apply by 7/14/17. ht
RT @AIDCmelb: .@paufder takes a look at the documentaries that screened as part of @sydfilmfest for @IDAorg https://t.co/NxKMVHi8Cl
Impressive entertainment-education work from our smart @CMSImpact post-doc @AmyHRiley --> https://t.co/PB74SY09Qm
RT @AmyHRiley: Fantastic blog post by @radharani_m on the narrative preconference I attended/presented at ICA: https://t.co/jdfBvgEprG
Watch the @AFIDOCS "Doc Films in a Civil Society" panel -- about public documentary & local community engagement: https://t.co/k1IvKuAqHo
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