Pat Aufderheide, Co-Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, American University
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“What happens to social documentaries after a brief television airing?”
A discussion of how social issue films and videos are working across borders, platforms, and communities.
By Rick Prelinger
The wide availability of inexpensive and user-friendlier production tools has finally brought us closer to the long-deferred dream of mass moving image authorship. But while many...
By Paula Manley
This paper defines the field of socially engaged media in public access television and provides a framework for how social media is being used in public access TV. Socially...
John de Graaf and "Affluenza"
John de Graaf has been producing documentaries, primarily for public television, for 25 years. More than 15 of his programs have been broadcast nationally in primetime...
Melissa Young and 'Not For Sale'
Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin founded Moving Images Video Project in 1987 as a way to raise awareness of political and social issues in Central America. The...
By Pamela Calvert
This paper considers case studies of three documentaries in terms of what new insights a conversion perspective brings to an understanding of their immediate and long-term impact....
By Pat Aufderheide
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RT @CatyBC: Happy moment presenting new study from @lfeldman17 & I about role of documentaries & comedy in social change. #innovatenarrativ
RT @paufder: #Comedy for social justice, yes! The ultimate how-to here thx @CMSImpact @catyBC: https://t.co/J9QFVxIFuG
RT @SpitfireSays: This @CMSImpact report highlights the important role comedy plays in social change: https://t.co/t3rHwxbhCX
Thanks for the share, @fromthehip. https://t.co/OtM0jsmexO
RT @AU_SOC: New project from @CMSImpact The Laughter Effect looks at how and why comedy can play a role in social change: https://t.co/8neC
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