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Crowdsourcing censorship

Annalee Newitz--tech reporter and editor of a hot new sci-fi blog io9--has an interesting column up on AlterNet titled User-Generated Censorship. She writes:Read more...

Whose Identity Is It, Anyway?: National Film Board as Public Media

What difference does it make to have government funding for public media? Look at Canada, where the National Film Board (NFB) for more than 60 years has produced films that engage publics on national and cultural issues. The NFB shone at the HotDocs documentary film festival, which every April in Toronto showcases the latest Canadian work, as well as international production.Read more...

Mapping User-Generated Media Part I: Red, Blue and Beyond

This is the latest post in our series featuring maps of the media landscape, which leads up to the June 17 conference, Beyond Broadcast: Mapping Public Media. (Note: Today is the last day to register at the earlybird rate!).Read more...

Filmmaker as Voice of Civil Society: Leo Eaton on America at a Crossroads

Our good friend Leo Eaton, a veteran public affairs and public broadcasting producer, writes in his annual letter to the field about how he sees the role of the documentarian. Read more...