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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

Visual Arts Community Shifts Practice on Fair Use

Visual arts professionals saw big changes in institutional practice in the last year, according to the most recent College Art Association survey of almost a thousand professionals, conducted with...

Public Media Podcasts with Fair Use at WVIK

WVIK’s “Gallery Gap” podcast is using the CAA’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts to feature some of the women’s art it discusses on the public radio station’s...

A Social Change Research and Strategy Field Trip to the True/False Film Festival: On Making Ripples in the Pond

How a gun-totting tell-it-like-it-is Mississippi grandma challenged my death penalty views & taught me more about the value of research.

Research, Social Change, Storytelling and Lindy Lou: The Surprising Insights CMSI Learned in Mizzou

Dispatch from the True/False Film Festival

Fair Use Ever More Useable in the Visual Arts: Good News at the College Art Association Annual Conference

At last month’s College Art Association annual conference, panelists showcased how much visual arts professionals' practice has changed since the creation of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use...

How to Make the 5 Percent of Social-Issue VR that Works

Navid Khonsari. At the Australian International Documentary Conference, now in its 30th year of bringing together documentary storytellers, interactive designer Navid Khonsari shared secrets about...

Lyn Goldfarb Talks Fair Use in “Bridging The Divide”

Filmmaker Lyn Goldfarb. When filmmaker Lyn Goldfarb began her career in the late 1970’s, fair use was far from a consideration for documentarians. The 1976 Copyright Act had just, for the most...

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