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Lessons on Surveillance from Journalism

With Liberty to Monitor AllIn a post-Snowden reality, journalists are paying special attention to security and encryption. Standards are still pretty much across the board from philsophies on security via obscurity, hiding in plain site, mobile encryption apps and secure EVERYTHING.

But journalists have started to organize background info and resources that provide a foundation for much needed conversation on the need for encryption, the extent of that encryption and the available tools. Read more...

Research Libraries Celebrate Fair Use With New Videos

ARLThe Association of Research Libraries recently released a series of new videos discussing the development, use, and impact of fair use best practices. The videos specifically highlight the ways in which the “Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries” has benefited the community, from making historical collections available to researchers online to alleviating the “book famine” of materials available to blind and otherwise print-disabled library patrons. Read more...

Organizing for Interactive Media

Interactive Media Impact ConveningOn October 30, creative minds came together in New York City to explore “more clarity on what would be an optimal resource for interactive creators.” Ingrid Kopp, director of Interactive at the Tribeca Film Institute, convened creators and thinkers for a day long discussion on understanding impact through interactive media (in partnership with the MIT Open Documentary Lab and supported by the Fledgling Fund). Read more...

Who Counts as a Journalist?

As part of our ongoing investigation into how documentary filmmakers can protect themselves against deep-pocketed detractors, CMSI recently attended a panel on reporter's privilege, hosted by the Media Law Resource Center Institute and the American University Washington College of Law. Reporter's privilege protects journalists from being compelled to reveal confidential information.  Read more...

What's the Story with Immersive Storytelling?

StoriesLabImmersive storytelling is not just another a fancy buzzword. It’s a great tool filmmakers, journalists, artists and producers use to engage audiences through a captivating, first person interactive experience online and share their messages and stories with the users.

On October 16, the Pride Collaborative presented “StoriesLab,” a day long interactive exploration into immersive storytelling with presentations from those who already learned how to master it. Read more...