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Considering Wikimedia 2030: The (nearly) complete collection

Considering Wikimedia 2030: The (nearly) complete collection

Over the course of the past six months, the Dot Connector Studio team collaborated with Sarah Lutman of Lutman & Associates to investigate the future of media, technology, learning, and the open internet for the Wikimedia Foundation’s 2030 strategy process. The team wrote seven research…

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Always on? Immerse explores digital privacy for media makers

Always on? Immerse explores digital privacy for media makers

Issue #11 of Immerse—the monthly digital publication focused on emerging nonfiction storytelling edited by our director, Jessica Clark—considers issues surrounding privacy in a digital world. In the lead piece, Jessica interviews media producer and Mozilla’s Commissioning Editor Brett Gaylor and creative director and visiting researcher at…

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The Impact Pack at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival

The Impact Pack at the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival

Last weekend, Dot Connector Studio’s Jessica Clark and Angelica Das led a workshop called “Playing Your Way to Impact” using the Impact Pack at the 3rd annual Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival in Washington, DC. Double Exposure, a project of the investigative news organization 100Reporters,…

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Finding America: Report to the Field

Finding America: Report to the Field

Given the divisiveness we’re seeing in our public sphere, we wanted to highlight Break Form: Making Stories with and for the People, a report that Jessica helped to edit for AIR. It offers strategies for journalists and audio producers seeking to tell more representative and community-based stories….

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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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