Although social-issue documentaries are increasingly being shown on cable networks, this 2014 study finds that public television remains the leading source of programming that represents diverse creators and characters.
The Showcase highlights analysis of emerging public media projects, identifies technology and policy trends, and discusses standards to support publics with the content and contexts necessary to tackle issues central to our democracy.
Field reports profile innovative media for public knowledge and action. Published as part of the Center’s Ford Foundation-supported Future of Public Media project, these case studies explore how publics form around participatory and multiplatform media projects.
Assessing fair use in light of shared professional understandings is a respected practice. Invoking professional practices provides members of a community with a clear framework in which to apply fair use with confidence, knowing the shared norms of their field. Having a code of best practices allows them to share their common understandings with others.