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Story Movements: March 1 & 2, 2019
The State of The Documentary Field: 2018 Study of Documentary Professionals
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation
Cities Remix a Playful Platform: Experiments to Embed Pokémon GO
Policy Briefing Note: An International Approach to Data Privacy
When Movies Go to Washington: Documentary Films & Public Policy in the United States (Vol 1)
Movies & Grassroots Community Engagement: Documentary Films & State and Local Public Policy in the United States. Volume 2, Films & Public Policy Series
Journey to the Academy Awards: 2018 Documentary Film Diversity Report
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SXSW 2019 featured plenty of immersive work to sample, whether interactive or VR or installation. Most of the exciting work is neither nonfiction nor storytelling. It’s experiential, and only...
The SXSW 2019 panels offered an unstable mix of flagrant self-promotion, corporate hype and industry insight. Buried in it all were nuggets of news.
Short-form video is circulating more...
The copyright doctrine of fair use, which allows creators to re-use copyrighted material without permission in some circumstances, was the secret ingredient that made many SXSW docs possible. Indeed,...
RT @MargotSusca: An important and heart-wrenching editorial from @SunSentinel. Our reporting laid bare how the school district failed to
RT @shadowandact: Secret agents, 4 African teen girls, and neo-futuristic Zambia?! @Netflix announces its first African original animated s
RT @CatyBC: So proud of @Kartemquin for these deserved @PeabodyAwards honors! A pioneer from the verite doc revolution of the 1960s is stil
RT @CatyBC: Proud to have been involved in this process as a first-time Peabody documentary screening committee chair. These are all excell
RT @smcclesk: from Prof teaching "Ethics in Computing" for info on copyright and fair use. SO PSYCHED to be all "Well there's this awe
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