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Sacred Game, a Latino Thriller, the Journal

As a director, my main goal is to be a storyteller by way of visuals, dialogue and cinematic form. I am a strong believer in teamwork and the art of collaboration. When a director is surrounded by strong, creative and passionate artists and crafters who bring their unique gifts and talents to a project, the director’s vision is not only accomplished, but the entire process and outcome is enhanced. Every aspect is taken to a higher level. Such was the experience with SACRED GAME. Read more...

YouTomb draws attention to YouTube copyright takedowns

In an effort to explore the nature of Fair Use violations on the web, MIT Free Culture, a student organization at MIT, has created YouTomb, a website the regularly scans YouTube and posts information (but not the videos themselves) about clips that are taken down due to "copyright infringement." MIT Free Culture claims that the website was created to "shed light on YouTube's practices, to educate the general public on the relevant copyright issues, and to provide helpful resources to users who have had their videos wrongfully taken down Read more...

Visions of the New News

We all know that the news terrain is changing—the question is, how can we imagine its shifts? Below you'll find a number of different efforts to visualize new relationships between news makers and consumers, reporters and sources, community builders and members, and more. We bring you these sketches as part of our evolving Atlas of Media Maps, which leads up to the June 17 Beyond Broadcast conference. Read more...

Mapping User-Generated Media Part II: Location, Location, Location

Here's the latest in a series of media maps we're featuring in the run up to the June 17 conference, Beyond Broadcast: Mapping Public Media:

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UGC uses Hollywood archetypes to support Obama

This election season has seen a surge of commentary from the User Generated Content community, and Obama supporters have taken to comparing him to Hollywood hero archetypes. Below are some great examples of pieces that rely on the principles of Fair Use for their commentary in the political sphere.Read more...