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Fair Use Question of The Month: Poetry Remix

Dear CMSI, I’m an active member of a slam poet association and I sometimes take the verse of past poets to create something new and fresh that feels more current or more me. It feels fresh to me,...

New Fair Project Launched, for Preservation of Software

CMSI & The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) join together to create a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation.

Online News Association 2017: Is AI an Opportunity or a Monster? Yes

At ONA2017, the annual gathering of cutting-edge journalists, the front-and-center news was AI, artificial intelligence. The smart word on AI was simply, This.Changes.Everything. Not necessarily for...

No Roadmap: Reflections From an Aspiring Documentary Film Producer

Originally posted on meridianhillpictures.com and reposted with permission. No Roadmap: Reflections From an Aspiring Documentary Film Producer I didn’t go to film school. After graduating with a...

Fair Use Question of the Month

Dear CMSI, I’m a grad student in communications, and I’m comparing the framing of news in various venues. I want to publish my results with an online journal where I can use different media...

At Sydney Film Festival, Aboriginal Makers Lead

The Sydney Film Festival in June, in Australia’s financial capital, may be Australia’s splashiest, with galas and gowns, a film palace and distinguished guests hosted in the Town Hall. One of the...

New CMSI Staff

Meet new members of our team for 2017!

What is the America We See on Public TV? New Report from CMSI

Cross-posted from Current, the newspaper for public media.  How representative is the America represented in public TV’s documentaries? That’s a hot topic at a moment when media behavior is...

AFI DOCS Forum Commenced with Poignant Themes

Acute Discourse on Documentary Film Funding and Sustainability; Zeitgeist of Storytelling; and Purpose and Responsibility of Public Media

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