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Celebrating the Storyteller: Center Honors 20 Years of P.O.V.

For the past two decades, the PBS documentary series P.O.V. has helped to put a human face on issues from around the globe, leading the way for today’s independent media- and filmmakers by forging new forms of storytelling in public media.
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Blocking public media on public lands?

In late October, the Society for Professional Journalists joined with 18 other journalism advocacy organizations to protest attempts by the Department of the Interior to limit photography, filming and audio recording on the properties it administers. New rules would restrict the activities of documentary filmmakers, citizen reporters and others not officially recognized as "journalists" by the interlinked federal agencies who manage public parks, forests and federally owned lands. Read more...

Get to The Point

It's not always easy to tell when a piece of media makes a difference. It may move viewers; it may woo critics. Outreach plans are hatched and audiences are measured. But the question of impact often goes unanswered. Read more...

Foreign Correspondence and the Future of Public Media – Challenges in a Digital Era

Newspaper foreign correspondents have traditionally been the public's eyes and ears internationally, but emerging digital platforms are changing the way we transmit and receive news. The Center is sponsoring the "Foreign Correspondence and the Future of Public Media" speaker series in October and November, led by American University Professor Bill Gentile, Assistant Professor and Artist-in-Residence in the School of Communication. Read more...

Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction

Center Director Pat Aufderheide's new book, Documentary Film: A Very Short Introduction is now available! Hear what others are saying:

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