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Media Impact Thread at Sundance 2014

2014SundanceThis year's 2014 Sundance Film Festival had a noticeable theme of media impact from New Frontier to "The Power for Story" to "At the Lodge." The festival programmers seem to be recognizing what media makers have known for a long time--audiences are talking back and asking hard questions. This year's festival created a number of spaces for that conversation, most directly through a discussion at New Frontier led by Wendy Levy, director of New Arts Axis and 2013 Media That Matters keynote speaker. Read more...

Helping Others Feel Whole: Rob Rosenthal on Media That Matters

Rob RosenthalAs we count down the days until Media That Matters 2014, check the CMSI blog to learn more about our #MTMDC panelists and why they engage with media that matters. 

Radio producer and instructor Rob Rosenthal will be speaking at Media That Matters 2014 on the panel Radio Matters: How sound carries a story and other takeaways. Here is his story. Read more...

Change Begins With Storytelling: Caty Borum Chattoo on Media That Matters

Caty Borum Chattoo

As we count down the days until Media That Matters 2014, check the CMSI blog to learn more about our #MTMDC panelists and why they engage with media that matters. 

Center Creative Director and American University professor Caty Borum Chattoo will be moderating the keynote address at Media That Matters 2014 and leading the pre-conference workshop Designing For Impact. Here is her story.  Read more...

Making the World a Better Place Through Play: Lindsay Grace on Media That Matters

Lindsay GraceAs we count down the days until Media That Matters 2014, check the CMSI blog to learn more about our #MTMDC panelists and why they engage with media that matters. 

Lindsay Grace, game designer, researcher, and American University professor, will be speaking at Media That Matters 2014 on the panel Digital Games: Using persuasive play for social impact. Here is his story.  Read more...

Power to the People: Five Reasons Fair Use Best Practices Are Changing the World

By Center Director Patricia Aufderheide; Brandon Butler, Practitioner-in-Residence at the Glushko Samuelson IP Clinic, American University Washington College of Law; and Peter Jaszi, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Glushko-Samuelson Intellectual Property Clinic, American University Washington College of Law

Copyright Week Copyright Week is the perfect occasion to celebrate fair use, certainly the most dynamic and arguably the most important doctrine in copyright law. The last 15 or 20 years have seen a remarkable series of developments that make fair use, now more than ever, the most vital protection of the public interest in the Copyright Act. For Copyright Week, we wanted to highlight a part of the fair use landscape that, perhaps more than any other, puts fair use in the hands of practitioners who need it most: the Fair Use Best Practices movement.  Read more...