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Organizing for Interactive Media

On October 30, creative minds came together in New York City to explore “more clarity on what would be an optimal resource for interactive creators.” Ingrid Kopp, director of Interactive at the...

What’s the Story with Immersive Storytelling?

Immersive storytelling is not just another a fancy buzzword. It’s a great tool filmmakers, journalists, artists and producers use to engage audiences through a captivating, first person interactive...

Fair Use Question of the Month: Capturing Copyrighted Material in the Background

Dear CMSI, I work as a documentary filmmaker and for my next shoot, we are filming a lot of scenes in a mall and inside a school. I am worried about all the copyrighted content that might be...

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...

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