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Low on Lindens? The sweatshop beckons...

Sundance brought us more than glitz and glamour in ’08. This year, New Frontiers on Main showcased the best of what’s new (and in fashion) for media for public knowledge and action.

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Listen to the Made in LA discussion podcast

As a part of the 2007 AFL-CIO DC Labor Film Fest and in partnership with ActiveVoice, the Center for Social Media screened the film, Made in LA (2007), which follows the remarkable journey of three Latina immigrants working in L.A.’s garment factories and their struggle for self-empowerment as they wage a three-year battle to bring a major clothing retailer to the negotiating table. Directed by Almudena Carracedo. Read more...

Media Literacy Education and Fair Use: Aufderheide and Jaszi Awarded MacArthur Foundation Grant!

American University professors 3 and Peter Jaszi, experts on Fair Use of copyrighted material, have received a $600,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to tackle one of the thorniest issues in their professions: how can educators teach students how to analyze mass media without the threat of lawsuits and massive rights clearance costs every time an image, audio or video clip is used in class?Read more...