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Media Impact Reports

Assessing the Social Impact of Issues-Focused Documentaries: Research Methods & Future Considerations

October 2014 Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. Report by: Caty Borum Chattoo, Creative Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, American University Angelica Das, Associate...

Pull Focus: Josh Fox

Pull Focus: Josh Fox By Matt Gordon and Lauren Donia Josh Fox is the founder and Artistic Director of International WOW Company a film and theater company in New York. In addition to having...

Pull Focus: Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis

Pull Focus: Pamela Yates and Paco de Onis This year's Human Rights Film Series concluded with a packed screening of The Reckoning on October 29th. The film, directed by Pamela Yates and produced by...

Liz Garbus

Liz Garbus During her varied career, Garbus has produced documentaries on a wide array of subjects including the US criminal & juvenile  justice system, the death penalty, the entertainment...

From the Broadcaster’s Corner: A Success Story in Coalition Outreach

From the Broadcaster's Corner: A Success Story in Coalition Outreach By Kristi Laguzza-Boosman From the Making Television Matter book, coalition outreach campaigns are not only good mediums for...

Judith Helfand and “Making Change, Making Movies”

Judith Helfand and "Making Change, Making Movies" On March 19, 2003, in the hours before President George Bush launched an invasion of Iraq, filmmaker Judith Helfand, the Center for Social Media's...

Pull Focus: Laura Waters Hinson

by Claire Darby Interview with Laura Waters Hinson Director of As We Forgive Laura Waters Hinson is a filmmaker and photographer based in Washington, DC. She is the founder of Image Bearer Pictures...

Interview with Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein

Pull Focus: Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein Patricia Aufderheide Michael Tucker and Petra Epperlein have become chroniclers of the Iraq war-era America. (They bring some distance to the subject;...

Social Justice Documentary: Designing For Impact

Social Justice Documentary: Designing For Impact September 2011 Click here to view or download a PDF of this report. Report by: Jessica Clark, Center for Media & Social Impact, American...

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