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Media Culture & Impact

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...

Save The Date: Story Movements 2019

CMSI is thrilled to announce the dates for Story Movements, our convening focused on media, storytelling and social justice. March 1&2, 2019

Games to Strengthen Local Communities? New Research Examines How Cities Can Tap into Popular Games

Research by American University provides case studies and best practices for cities to leverage games like Pokémon GO to achieve local goals

Trumpeting Decency in Trump’s Town: AFI Docs Showcases Big Issues

A quick snapshot of the documentaries and discussions at AFI Docs held in Washington DC in June 2018.

CMSI’s ‘Rise-Up Media & Social Change’ Project featured at the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication Summit

CMSI’s project with Univision was selected at the 2018 International Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Summit.

Tribeca Interactive: Experiencing the Obvious Is Work

This is cross-posted from the Immerse newsletter. At Tribeca Film Festival 2018, the virtual reality expo was divided into three parts: an arcade of varied works in varied formats; group viewings of...

Hot-Topic Documentaries at Tribeca Go Beyond the Headlines

This is cross-posted from the International Documentary Association newsletter. What do you see at a film festival? At Tribeca Film Festival, that would be television programs, online episodes,...

Social-Issue Docs at #SXSW2018

Documentaries of all kinds—including the expectable presold and slotted music docs, liquor-brand docs, sports docs—proliferated at SXSW 2018

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