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Journalism Goes Video in Magazines, Newspapers and TV Series

What kinds of opportunities are opening up for filmmakers and journalists in short-form video on news sites? The field is expanding rapidly, though most folks are still in experimental mode. 

At a panel at 100Reporters’ “Double Exposure” symposium in Washington, D.C., digital video programmers from several news media outlets explained how they’re building knowledge, brand and capacity at the same time.  Read more...

How a Strategic Alliance Helped Save the Internet: The Digital Futures Coalition

At a September conference at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University’s Washington College of Law (WCL), participants recalled crucial, but little known public interest activism in the 1990s. At the heart of the story was WCL’s Peter Jaszi, who coordinated the Digital Future Coalition in the 1990s and designed the strategy for the fair use and free speech movement of the current day.Read more...

A Decade of Fair Use Education Pays Off

September conference at the Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property at American University’s Washington College of Law (WCL) featured a look back at the remarkable change over the last decade in fair use practices, as a result of a strategy led by Peter Jaszi, in which the Center has been proud to play a part.   Read more...

What a Difference Fair Use Knowledge Makes: Academic Publishing

An art historian wins a fair use victory, with the help of the College Art Association’s Code of Best Practices in Fair Use and a publisher that appreciates it.Read more...

What’s the Language of Interactive Documentary?

What is the language of interactive documentary? In an article just published by the Journal of Film and Video , I asked this question of several interactive docs available at MIT’s Open Documentary Lab, by looking at their navigation systems. Read more...