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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...

Documentarians, Fair Use, and Best Practices

Report by: Pat Aufderheide, Co-Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, School of Communication, American University Aram Sinnreich, Assistant professor, School of Communication and...

Copyright, Permissions, and Fair Use in the Visual Arts Communities: An Issues Report

Issues Report Infographic Latest News in Fair Use

Breaking New Ground: A Framework for Measuring the Social Impact of Canadian Documentaries

By ERIN Research Inc. for The Documentary Policy Advisory Group This report examines seven Canadian documentaries, providing reflective guidelines for the future of documentary-making in the country...

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...

Honest Truths: Documentary Filmmakers on Ethical Challenges in Their Work

September 2009 Click here to view or download a PDF of this report.       Pat Aufderheide, Co-director, Center for Media & Social Impact, American...

Public Media 2.0: Dynamic, Engaged Publics

This white paper lays out an expanded vision for “public media 2.0” that places engaged publics at its core, showcasing innovative experiments from its “first two minutes,” and revealing...

Fahrenheit, Fries, Fox, & Fairness: The New Political Documentary

A discussion of the challenges faced in making films about very hot political subjects.

The Future of Public Media: FAQ

An exploration of how media for public knowledge and action are transforming in a digital era.

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