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New Wikimedia brief on misinformation, verification and propaganda

New Wikimedia brief on misinformation, verification and propaganda

Check out the latest in a series of briefs Dot Connector Studio is writing for the Wikimedia Foundation in collaboration with Lutman & Associates. This one focuses on misinformation, verification and propaganda. As part of our work helping the Wikimedia Foundation, the foundation that supports Wikipedia,…

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The Impact Pack at AFI Docs Impact Lab and around the world

The Impact Pack at AFI Docs Impact Lab and around the world

Earlier this month, Jessica Clark worked with participants of the 2017 AFI Docs Impact Lab to use the Impact Pack to shape their strategies and goals. The Impact Pack has been featured in workshops and presentations around the world. So far, in addition to ongoing…

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Go into the sensorium in the latest issue of Immerse

Go into the sensorium in the latest issue of Immerse

The latest issue of Immerse—our monthly digital publication focused on emerging nonfiction storytelling—examines storytelling from the funder perspective. The Fledgling Fund’s Diana Barrett reflects upon her own practice in funding new technologies, noting that “storytellers need the space to experiment and see how they can push…

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DCS explores the future of free knowledge

DCS explores the future of free knowledge

DCS is working with Lutman & Associates to help the Wikimedia Foundation better understand the trends shaping the future of free knowledge as part of the Foundation’s 2030 strategy process. Over on the Wikimedia blog, Jessica Clark and Sarah Lutman ask, “How will external forces…

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New Book: Story Money Impact

New Book: Story Money Impact

Check out Tracey Friesen‘s new book, Story Money Impact, which provides a guide for funders, media producers, and activists looking to use media to achieve social impact. It offers case studies of successful social issue films—CITIZENFOUR, Virunga, The Corporation, and more—as well as a guiding framework for…

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New journalism engagement case studies

New journalism engagement case studies

Dot Connector Studio worked with INN, with support from the Democracy Fund, to compile a set of over two dozen short case studies that showcase engaged journalism projects from nonprofit news organizations around the country. Examples range from public convenings to citizen journalist trainings to government accountability…

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Check out the latest issue of Immerse

Check out the latest issue of Immerse

The latest issue of Immerse,  the online journal for exploring emerging forms of nonfiction storytelling from Dot Connector Studio, the Tribeca Film Institute, MIT Open DocLab and The Fledgling Fund, is here. This issue focuses on preserving digital fossils—both “preservation of the work itself by diversification…

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New DCS papers on engaged journalism and communities of practice

New DCS papers on engaged journalism and communities of practice

Dot Connector Studio’s Angelica Das and Jessica Clark recently wrote two papers for the Democracy Fund to help journalism funders and stakeholders better understand the current state of the field. Pathways to Engagement: Understanding How Newsrooms Are Working with Communities explores the world of Engaged Journalism by taking a closer…

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DCS on the road this spring

DCS on the road this spring

Recently, Jessica traveled up to Cambridge to speak at MIT’s Open Doc Lab (one of our partners on Immerse), where she hosted a demo of the Impact Pack. Orders for the deck are now flying out the door, with professors, journalists and producers all using…

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DCS welcomes new team members

DCS welcomes new team members

DCS is thrilled to be working with two new team members! Nancy Watzman is our new director of strategic initiatives. Nancy is an award-winning investigative journalist, researcher, and strategist with a focus on launching data-rich journalism projects on emerging platforms. We thoroughly enjoyed working with…

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