Empowering Media That Matters

Empowering Media That Matters

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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Movies & Grassroots Community Engagement: Documentary Films & State and Local Public Policy in the United States. Volume 2, Films & Public Policy Series

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American Realities on Public Television: Analysis of Independent Television Service's Independent Documentaries, 2007-2016

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The Laughter Effect: The [Serious] Role of Comedy in Social Change

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When Movies Go to Washington: Documentary Films & Public Policy in the United States (Vol 1)

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The State of the Documentary Field: 2016 Survey of Documentary Industry Members

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Connecting Audiences with OVEE, an Online Screening Platform: An Assessment of The Homestretch PBS Documentary

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Beyond The Hashtags: #Ferguson, #Blacklives examines the #Blacklivesmatter movement’s uses of online media in 2014-2015.

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An examination of the (2014 - 2016) of Oscar-shortlisted, -nominated and -winning documentary films.

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This report examines risks and resources for filmmakers challenging the status quo.

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Visual arts community launches Code of Best Practices in Fair Use!

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Public TV remains leading source of diverse programming.

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“Stand Up Planet” Impact Evaluation Demonstrates Power of Comedy for Change

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Our latest report takes an in-depth look at the range of media impact tools currently available.

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