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New CMSI Study Reveals How Major TV Programs and Newspapers (Mis)Represented Homelessness and Housing Security Issues in 2018

New research highlighting portrayals of homelessness in news and popular culture in 2018

Yes, And…Laughter Lab: Creating new collaboration between comedy and social justice

A communication and social neuroscience scholar recaps the inaugural event.

Race and Class at AFI Fest

Some of this content is used with permission of Documentary.org. Some of the most moving and thought-provoking documentaries I watched at AFI Fest in June went to the heart of racial and class...

Who’s Looking Out for Social Media Creators?

Netflix documentaries. Beauty tutorials. Unboxing videos. Being an audio-visual creator is changing as fast as platforms change their algorithms. Creators face new opportunities and threats in the...

Social change with the ‘aid’ of Twitter

The popularity of social networking sites such as Twitter continues to grow, especially among marginalized communities around the world. Can their reach help organizations for international...

At Tribeca Film Festival 2019, Fair Use to the Rescue

At Tribeca Film Festival 2019, fair use played a big role in getting the documentary films made. Several filmmakers found fair use an essential tool in making their work. (CMSI co-facilitated, on...

Fave Documentaries at the Tribeca Film Festival 2019

The Tribeca Film Festival 2019 featured an abundance of extraordinary documentaries, and of course the extraordinary subjects and directors who made them. Stories for change For me, some of the most...

At Tribeca Film Fest 2019, Immersed in Immersive

The cutting edge of tech in storytelling is challenging for viewers as much as for makers; they don't call it "bleeding edge" for nothing. At the Tribeca Film Festival 2019, as usual, viewing...

Immersed in Immersive Media at SXSW 2019

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...

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