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Librarians and Fair Use: Take the Big Picture

Can a library put a professor’s reading list of book chapters and other excerpts from academic monographs on e-reserve for students in the class, without permission from the copyright...

Gender Equality in Hollywood: Where Are We Now?

At this point it’s fairly well known that women are routinely underrepresented – and misrepresented – in major motion pictures. But we’d like to believe that in this modern era of equality,...

Assessing the Changing Business Model of Local News

Professor Philip Napoli tackled the question of media impact assessment on a recent podcast of the MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing Center. Napoli, who teaches journalism and media studies at...

Dot Connector Studio: A Focus on Impact

Not too long ago, media impact expert Jessica Clark was leading the Future of Public Media project here at the Center for Media & Social Impact. After that, she helped develop and launch the...

From YouTube to Broadcast

The new public television series “Reveal” shows how important content can travel from the internet to broadcast media, bringing online investigative reporting and in-depth research to audiences...

Good News: Growing Acceptance of Fair Use in Documentary

At the 2014 Getting Real Documentary Film Conference, hosted by the International Documentary Association, the Center is releasing new research on the embrace of fair use in the field. Based on a...

Making Dangerous Docs: What We Know So Far

Image by Ralf/Flickr The Center for Media & Social Impact has begun a research project funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on the problems filmmakers face when they...

Fair Use Question of the Month: Showcasing Media Literacy Assignments Outside the Classroom

Dear CMSI, I teach media literacy in my 8th grade English class, and one of my assignments is to find examples of different media saying the same thing or carrying the same message. The students...

“Fort Bliss” Premieres

“Fort Bliss,” a powerful feature film on the lives of military families, opened in Washington DC, New York City, Los Angeles and El Paso over the weekend. Written and directed by Claudia Myers,...

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