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Policies for Public Media 2.0

Wondering how the new administration can shepherd in an era of robust, participatory public media? Then point your browser at the New America Foundation's site for a live webcast of ...and Communications for All? A Telecommunications Policy Agenda for the Obama Administration, starting right now.Read more...

A Weekend at Sundance

I attended the Sundance Film Festival this past weekend touting the Documentary Filmmaker's Statement of Best Practices in Fair Use, and our upcoming Making Your Media Matter conference. I shared the table at the lodge on Sunday with our friends at Arte East, an NYC nonprofit that supports and promotes artists from the Middle East.Read more...

QUESTION OF THE MONTH: Parody and Satire

QUESTION

Dear CSM:

Hi, I am doing a fiction satire/parody/mockumentary directed against the Churches in general. I have a couple of questions/issues that might fit under "employing copyrighted material as the object of social, political, or cultural critique":Read more...

What can we learn from the first blog post on White House.gov?

"Millions of Americans have powered President Obama's journey to the White House, many taking advantage of the internet to play a role in shaping our country's future. WhiteHouse.gov is just the beginning of the new administration's efforts to expand and deepen this online engagement," writes Macon Phillips, the Director of New Media for the White House in the first blog post of the new administration. WhiteHouse.gov is promising to prioritize three principles: communication, transparency and participation. Read more...

News innovation: 360 degree inaugural coverage

The 2008 election catalyzed tremendous innovation in both user-generated and professional journalism, culminating in the beyond-comprehensive coverage planned for the presidential inauguration.Read more...