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Yesterday’s (and Last Year’s) Television, with a Click

Internet ArchiveI recently spent a morning demo'ing a fascinating experiment in digital archiving of television (free login required). The Internet Archive, a vast and improbable digital library both of traditional and emerging media, has started a new project to use some of its immense and mostly dark archive of 24/7 television news from around the world. You might remember their showcasing of 9/11 television, which I participated in, and which has since become a resource for journalists scholars. Read more...

Independent Docs Get a Showcase on NY Public TV--How about Your Station?

POV, ITVS, and Indie FilmmakersWhen PBS restored independent film series Independent Lens and POV to its prime-time core schedule, viewers then were threatened with the next hurdle: station carriage. In the past, many public TV stations have not carried social-issue documentaries at the time PBS has selected. Read more...

Public TV and Documentarians at Silverdocs

At this year’s Silverdocs film festival, the largest documentary festival in the nation, public television had a central role. Read more...

Social Media Week Panel Agrees: More Women Need More Access

Women, Tech and Democracy illustrated how more access to media leads to more civic engagement. Social Media Week's panel on Women, Tech and Democracy illustrated the different ways that media, specifically information and communication technologies (ICT’s), are serving as tools for civic engagement among women in developing countries.

The Women's Learning Partnership (WLP) launched its first course on blogging in Indonesia this week, demonstrating the global call for empowerment fostered by social media. Read more...

And Now It's Your Turn: Documentary Mondays on PBS!

PBS stations need to know whether viewers actually want to watch high-quality documentaries, and now there’s an easy way to tell them. ITVS, the creator of premiere documentary series Independent Lens (“a festival in your living room”), has launched the #standwithme campaign.Patricia Aufderheide with "Stand with Me" posterRead more...