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.
Story Movements: March 1 & 2, 2019
The State of The Documentary Field: 2018 Study of Documentary Professionals
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation
Cities Remix a Playful Platform: Experiments to Embed Pokémon GO
Policy Briefing Note: An International Approach to Data Privacy
When Movies Go to Washington: Documentary Films & Public Policy in the United States (Vol 1)
Movies & Grassroots Community Engagement: Documentary Films & State and Local Public Policy in the United States. Volume 2, Films & Public Policy Series
Journey to the Academy Awards: 2018 Documentary Film Diversity Report
Guides to help you make media.
What's on the horizon.
Measuring media that matters.
During Fair Use/Fair Dealing week, we’re celebrating filmmakers. Ever since they developed a Documentary Filmmakers’ Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use, filmmakers have been improving the...
When does a plunger become controversial art? Fair use, the right to limited re-use of copyrighted material without permission or payment, permits not only more efficient work flows but also...
When does copying old art become new art? Fair use, the right to limited re-use of copyrighted material without permission or payment, permits not only more efficient work flows but also innovation....
RT @AmericanU: Check out @ComedyCentral's partnership with @CMSImpact to use comedy for social good, #LaughterLab: https://t.co/P0QMyACe1F
RT @CatyBC: .@CMSImpact was a proud partner with last night's @dceff_org Eco-Comedy Competition Awards. Comedy is a powerful source of infl
RT @CatyBC: Can't wait to talk (international) comedy & social justice with these amazing folks at gorgeous #SkollWorldForum. See you in Ox
RT @CJRFund: Grateful for the @dceff_org showcasing that comedy can be a great tool for talking about climate change! https://t.co/jQWsoRcG
.... and now its @BeeBopHall MC-ing the #ecocomedy awards @dceff @EnviroFilmDC @nature_org I love comedy and I lo https://t.co/TdQwmKFaIz
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