The Center for Media & Social Impact, based at American University's School of Communication in Washington, D.C., is an innovation lab and research center that creates, studies, and showcases media for social impact.
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Measuring media that matters.
American Realities on Public Television: Analysis of Independent Television Service's Independent Documentaries, 2007-2016
The Laughter Effect: The [Serious] Role of Comedy in Social Change
When Movies Go to Washington: Documentary Films & Public Policy in the United States (Vol 1)
The State of the Documentary Field: 2016 Survey of Documentary Industry Members
Connecting Audiences with OVEE, an Online Screening Platform: An Assessment of The Homestretch PBS Documentary
Beyond The Hashtags: #Ferguson, #Blacklives examines the #Blacklivesmatter movement’s uses of online media in 2014-2015.
An examination of the (2014 - 2016) of Oscar-shortlisted, -nominated and -winning documentary films.
This report examines risks and resources for filmmakers challenging the status quo.
Visual arts community launches Code of Best Practices in Fair Use!
Public TV remains leading source of diverse programming.
“Stand Up Planet” Impact Evaluation Demonstrates Power of Comedy for Change
Our latest report takes an in-depth look at the range of media impact tools currently available.
Do I need formal permission to use images from some of the exhibit materials we already have in our holding on supplementary materials?
A new study shows that media creators struggle to understand and use important copyright exceptions critical to their work.
The 30th edition of the International Documentary Festival in Amsterdam (IDFA) was nonstop information overload, in a good way.
.@ABC7News on @AU_SOC @CMSImpact's @CatyBC & @BeeBopHall and their comedy & social justice creative lab @AmericanU. https://t.co/xpS6y1DUXQ
The future of free speech can't be up to FB, Google and friends. It'll take gov't, and a political debate https://t.co/ZyNPrP1ndV
Can a humanities degree keep you employed when the robots take over? https://t.co/gho9kL32Bd
"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. https://t.co/lrkmha3Xr6
@AU_SOC @filmstories Link to the journal article, not an AU page. We handled yesterday, thanks!
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