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Fair Use Question of the Month: Copyrighted Material as Documentation

Dear CMSI, I’m a reporter for the Events and Styles section for my newspaper. Last week I was at a music awards event, where I saw one of the posters advertising the event had a hilarious typo in...

DOCUMENTED: The Dream and the Reality

Jose attends a Mitt Romney presidential campaign rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa When Jose Antonio Vargas’ New York Times article confessing his illegal immigrant status surfaced, it was just the...

The Craft of Cinéma Vérité: SXSW and Tribeca

What’s “real” cinéma vérité? Two recent festival films show us the real thing. A great work of cinéma vérité makes it easy for you to believe that you’ve been given a window into...

Work in Festival Documentaries: Can We Talk About It?

What does it take to showcase workplace issues in a festival documentary? While at the Tribeca Film Festival, which showcases an eclectic variety of documentary styles and subjects and has been...

LandofOpportunity Launches Interactive Video on BP Spill Fallout

Last week, in honor of Earth Day, LandofOpportunity together with Bridge The Gulf  launched their new interactive video “Surviving the Spill: BP Oil Disaster,” an exploration of the impact of...

Interactive Everywhere! Takeaways from Tribeca

At the Tribeca Film Festival’s Storyscapes, Games for Change, and  Tribeca Interactive Day, mediamakers were deluged with insights about interactivity and storytelling. Panelists echoed each other...

#SLSMetrics and #SLSActivism: Social Learning Summit at American University

Metrics and partnerships were mantras for people who want to use social media to make a difference at the Social Learning Summit held at American University. During the #SLSMetrics panel discussion,...

Global Labor Film Festival Returns in May

The second annual Global Labor Film Festival (GLFF) once again encircles the world with cinematic solidarity, touching down this year in Turkey, London, Vermont, New York, Philadelphia, Washington,...

Linear Storytelling, CDs and Privacy: RIP? Social Learning Summit Takeaways

At the annual Social Learning Summit at American University, the mesage was this: Storytelling is key, but not your father’s or even older brother’s beginning-middle-and-end kind of...

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