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.
CMSI selected eight graduate fellows led by Faculty Fellow Professor Maggie Stogner, to attend the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.
CMSI Director Caty Borum Chattoo with award winner Matthew Cipollone.
CMSI has been awarded an NEA Art Works grant for the study of present and future trends in the art and business of documentary storytelling.
RT @knightfdn: As we continue to study television news, its role in informing communities, and possibilities for the future, we are also ex
For all those traveling to #ica18 :) Looking forward to the tweets and the conversation. @CMSImpact's @paufder https://t.co/B1yJFp3NmM
Don't miss! Meet the Festival Webinar on 6/13 with @IDFAIndustry co-presented by @womenmakemovies & @ednedn where t https://t.co/3a3oSBDJea
RT @sundanceorg: Announcing #Documentary Fund Grants: Over Half a Million Dollars to Groundbreaking Twenty-Three Films, where 58% of the su
An Open Call to Storytellers: Make Something Amazing With Virtual Reality and the Open Web https://t.co/6BKk6gZ2lc via @mozilla
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