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Storytelling and Emotional Connection: Laura Lo Forti on Media That Matters

The 2015 Media That Matters conference is right around the corner, so we decided to let our #MTMDC panelists to introduce themselves and explain in their own words how they engage with media that...

Taking Action and Building Social Ties: Benjamin Stokes on Media That Matters

The 2015 Media That Matters conference is right around the corner, so we decided to let our #MTMDC panelists to introduce themselves and explain in their own words how they engage with media that...

Sundance 2015: Documentary or Journalism?

Scene from 3 1/2 Minutes The blurry lines between documentary filmmaking and journalism were a hot topic at this year's Sundance Film Festival. To find documentary films involving high stakes...

Breaking Down the Impact of “Blackfish”

In January 2013, the documentary "Blackfish" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, telling the story “about Tilikum, a performing killer whale that killed several people while in captivity,”...

Interactive Comic Book Fights Violence Against Women in India

“Priya’s Shakti” (translated to “beloved’s power”) is a new augmented reality comic book and art exhibition, fighting abuse against women in India and around the world. The project, which...

Just Released: Best Practices in Fair Use of Orphan Works

At a live webinar on Thursday, Dec. 4, UC Berkeley and American University researchers released a new statement on best practices in the use of orphan works by libraries, archives and other...

Brian Winston: Is Clicktivism Enough?

"The last thing I want to do is develop media to get in the way of person-to person interchange because... I think all communication should end with either a handshake or a kiss." This quote from...

Forming Partnerships to Build Audience

In light of Facebook’s breastfeeding censoring scandal comes a documentary aiming to normalize the birthing process--"The Mama Sherpas." This documentary, by Brigid Maher, producer/director and...

Fair Use Question of the Month: Can I Use Footage From a Copy-Protected DVD?

Dear CMSI, I’ve been playing with some new remix platforms, and I have a really funny video that does a mashup of similar scenes in three recent popular comedies, plus some old stuff from an...

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