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Journalism Goes Video in Magazines, Newspapers and TV Series

What kinds of opportunities are opening up for filmmakers and journalists in short-form video on news sites? The field is expanding rapidly, though most folks are still in experimental mode. At a...

What a Difference Fair Use Knowledge Makes: Academic Publishing

An art historian wins a fair use victory, with the help of the College Art Association’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use and a publisher that appreciates it.  (more…)

The Death of the PSA? The challenge of effecting social change in the digital entertainment age

Breaking Through Social change communication is at a crossroads, and communicators must adapt – and quickly – in order to remain relevant and impactful. A growing body of research shows two clear...

Fair Use Question of the Month: Images of Copyrighted Work

Dear CMSI, Image by Scott Johnson/Flickr I found an acceptable-quality copy of the public-domain painting I need to illustrate a point in my new book. The same image is available from a museum, but...

How Participatory Filmmaking Saved My Career

That Sunday morning began as all the others, with a rest on the Red Line. Real, uninterrupted rest - well, relatively uninterrupted. The winter walks to the metro from the McDonalds where Levester...

Fair Use Question of the Month: Digitizing Archives of Copyrighted Work

Dear CMSI, Image by Gail Frederick/Flickr I am part of a team in the special collections unit of my university library working on the recently acquired personal archive of a regional artist....

AFI DOCS Screens “India’s Daughter”

After Jyoti Singh was attacked, Indians took to the streets in protest. Photo Credit: India's Daughter official website The AFI DOCS film festival screened Leslee Udwin’s retrospective...

Journalism, Web Docs Are Key Topics at AFI Docs Conference

FRONTLINE executive producer Raney Aronson-Rath delivers the keynote address at AFI Docs. This article was original published on Documentary.org (Documentary magazine) by the International...

Q&A and Case Study With Claudia Myers, Director of FORT BLISS

Director Claudia Myers on the set of Fort Bliss Claudia Myers (Kettle of Fish) is a producer/writer/director and an associate professor in the Film and Media Arts Division of the School of...

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