About the Authors
Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor in the School of Communication at American University She is the author of, among other books, Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press), and co-author with Peter Jaszi of Reclaiming Fair Use: How to Put Balance Back in Copyright (University of Chicago Press). She has served on the board of Kartemquin Films, and is a board member of the Independent Television Service.
Marissa Woods is a filmmaker and arts researcher. She is completing a Master of Fine Arts in Film & Media Arts at American University’s School of Communication.
Funding provided by American University and the Ford Foundation defrayed the cost of this research, conducted independently at the Center for Media & Social Impact. Neither the University nor the Foundation had control or influence over the research questions, research design, or results. American University’s Institutional Review Board approved the methods used in this study.