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Tools of the Trade: Documentary Makers Talk Gear

This article was originally published on IDA’s website, www.documentary.org For as long as stories have called upon documentary filmmakers to tell them, makers have used—and evolved—technology...

New Research Examines Crowd-Sourced Story Banks for Progressive Advocacy

Our research tells a tale not so much of Silicon Valley innovation, but rather of Beltway ingenuity.

Software Preservationists Need, Want—and Now Have–Better Fair Use Knowledge

A just-completed survey of Software Preservation Network members shows that the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Software Preservation is a needed and welcome tool to get their work done....

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

The Walking Dead, Podcasts, Big Data: Tech and Film at SXSW 2019

The SXSW 2019 panels offered an unstable mix of flagrant self-promotion, corporate hype and industry insight. Buried in it all were nuggets of news. Synergy. Short-form video is circulating more...

IDFA 2018: Inclusion On and Off Screen

Patricia Aufderheide shares her impressions from the recently concluded IDFA 2018. Read about the films and trends to watch out for!

Fair Use and the Future of Digital Culture

The latest code of best practices in fair use from the Center focuses on the future of digital culture.

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.

The Right to Decrypt Media Needs to Be More User-Friendly

A new study shows that media creators struggle to understand and use important copyright exceptions critical to their work.

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