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Public Media 2.0 and the Future of Photojournalism

Magnum Photographer Christopher Anderson spoke to a packed audience of students and industry professionals as part of The Center for Social Media’s Camera as Catalyst Series. Anderson’s list of awards and recognition includes POYi Magazine Photographer of the Year, The Robert Capa Gold Medal, Kodak Young Photographer of the Year, and the Visa d’Or Daily Press Award.Read more...

Being Human Goes Green

Good news from SWScreen, the screen agency for South-West England. They adopted the Code of Best Practices in Sustainable Filmmaking a couple of months back and are encouraging film and TV productions in their region to follow it. Read more...

Blogging from the PDF 2009: Twitter as a promising tool to increase social action

At this year’s Personal Democracy Forum more than 1,000 opinion makers, political practitioners, technologists and journalists gathered together for the sixth time to discuss how technology is changing politics. Having witnessed how Barack Obama found innovative ways to leverage modern media tools to advance the campaign, the PDF is now focused on identifying how much the Internet and technology tools are changing the environment.Read more...

Lioness making an impact on legislation

Lioness shows how a documentary positioned at the centerpiece of a strategic outreach campaign can put an issue on the public agenda and have a direct impact on public policy.

The National Defense Authorization Act for the Fiscal Year 2010 was approved by the House Armed Services Committee this week.Read more...

Our Stories DC at Silverdocs!

I just returned from Silverdocs where Brittney Barbour, one of the filmmakers from my youth media project, Our Stories DC, was asked to screen her film and participate in a panel discussion. The panel was made up of five other youth, some of who traveled to the festival from as far as Mozambique. They demonstrated a diversity of experience that has not historically been a part of public media. Read more...