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A New Look for the Website

You might have noticed that our website is looking a little bit different these days. In the next few months, we will be conducting a major re-evaluation and re-design of the website, but in the meantime, we'll be making some small tweaks to the current layout and design. Please forgive the small shifts and changes, and we hope you'll share with us your thoughts (in the comment section below) about how we can make the new site even more innovative, exciting and interesting!

Welcome to our Revamped Blog!

Steady readers of our News from the Future of Public Media blog will have noticed some changes over the past few months. We've been doing more reporting on innovative public media projects and related trends and issues. We also recently combined posts from our Copyright and Fair Use blog into the mix, because we believe that intellectual property is a crucial issue in the evolution of user-generated and participatory media-making.Read more...

George Stoney Visits American University

In the fall of 2006 The Center for Social Media brought NYU professor George Stoney to screen his insightful documentary How the Myth Was Made: A Study of Robert Flaherty's Man of Aran before a packed class of students and visitors at American University's School of Communication. Stoney, a pioneer of documentary filmmaking, was director of the National Film Board of Canada's Challenge for Change project and is considered to be the father of public access television. Read more...