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Media Culture & Impact

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

A Real Solution to YEARS OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY? How a Documentary Series Is Mobilizing Millennials to #PutAPriceOnIt

Community Voice Project Digital Stories Screening, October 26th

Last week on Wednesday, October 26th, the Center for Media and Social Impact at American University hosted the Community Voice Project’s Screening of Community and Student Digital Stories. This was...

A New Vehicle for Change: Can Virtual Reality Drive Conservation?

In one week, hundreds of world leaders will come together in Morocco to address the global challenge of climate change at the 22nd Conference of Parties (COP22). However, unlike meetings before, 40...

Building Empathetic Narratives at Story Movements

Ever since I found out about the Story Movements conference, I had been looking forward to attending a conference focused on story-led movements for social change. It’s not every day that you get...

Community Voice Project Screening

This coming Wednesday evening, October 26th, the Center for Media and Social Impact will host a special community screening of seven digital stories or self-told, short autobiographical films...

CMSI Study is the First to Evaluate a Social-Issue Documentary Using ITVS’ OVEE Viewing Platform: What Did We Learn About Emmy-Award-Winning The Homestretch and OVEE?

What is the social impact of watching a documentary with other people—if each person is watching from a different computer or phone?

Closing Night at Seret D.C.: Sand Storm

On Sunday night, October 9th, the Edlavitch DCJCC closed out its Seret D.C. series as part of the Washington Jewish Film Festival’s Fall...

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