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User-centric Public Media, WBEZ’s Call to Action

User-centric journalism creates new challenges for journalists, about accountability, fairness and accuracy. But it also offers public media, as we noted in our white paper Public Media 2.0, great opportunities. Now, Chicago public radio station WBEZ’s CEO Torey Malatia issues a challenge to all creators of public media, and disentangles engagement from advocacy.  (It was triggered by his decision to yank a show he found tilting toward advocacy.) Read more...

Celebrating Ambulante

Left to right: Elena Fortes, Director of the Ambulante Festival speaks with Pat Aufderheide and Carolina Koppel, Director of Ambulante Mas AllaIf you want to show docs to people who never watch them, try holding your events outdoors. That’s one of the tips that Elena Fortes, programmer of the renowned Ambulante traveling film festival in Mexico, shared on Nov. 1, at the Katzen Arts Center. Read more...

Lecture Series named for Peter Jaszi, Honoring Public Service

We are proud to join in the celebration of the newly inaugurated Peter Jaszi Distinguished Lecture in Intellectual Property at the Washington College of Law, with a lecture by Chris Sprigman on the “knockoff economy” on November 1.   Read more...

Victory for Fair Use and Fair Users on DMCA Exemptions

US Copyright OfficeFilmmakers, students, teachers and professors have again successfully asserted their fair use rights to break encryption on DVDs. The U.S. Copyright Office has renewed previous exemptions to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), with some tweaks and a couple of expansion clauses. Read more...