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Summer updates from Dot Connector Studio

Summer updates from Dot Connector Studio

Summer is in full swing at DCS headquarters in Philadelphia—complete with heat waves, water main breaks, and lots of travel to less humid places. But this hasn’t stopped us from presenting at conferences and producing reports, articles, and more. Nancy Watzman, director of strategic initiatives,…

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The Media Impact Project Features Impact Pack

The Media Impact Project Features Impact Pack

The Media Impact Project (MIP) at the University of Southern California’s Norman Lear Center recently highlighted the updated Impact Pack, our media strategy deck designed to help funders, makers and researchers plan and evaluate their engagement strategies. The latest deck includes two new cards: “trust” and…

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Making a New Reality #7: Design for Justice

Making a New Reality #7: Design for Justice

The Making a New Reality project, which Dot Connector is producing in collaboration with Kamal Sinclair, published a seventh issue that addresses designing for justice in emerging media. In the feature piece, Sinclair presents a number of design principles established by leaders in the discipline hailing from…

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Check out Immerse Issue #16

Check out Immerse Issue #16

Issue #16 of Immerse—the monthly digital publication focused on emerging nonfiction storytelling edited by DCS director Jessica Clark is now live. It features an article by Dan Archer, who delves into his research at the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia Journalism School on VR…

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Highlights from the Media Impact Forum

Highlights from the Media Impact Forum

Check out Director Jessica Clark’s insights from the Media Impact Forum, a two day symposium for media funders, hosted by Media Impact Funders at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia on May 9 and 10. This year’s event  focused on the intersection of science and journalism….

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Making a New Reality #6: Boundary Issues

Making a New Reality #6: Boundary Issues

The Making a New Reality project, which Dot Connector is producing in collaboration with Kamal Sinclair, published a sixth issue that addresses the absence of boundaries in emerging media and technology. Media makers and consumers are left increasingly vulnerable to exploitation by bad actors pursuing unethical…

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Nancy Watzman @ IRE 2018 Denver Watchdog Workshop

Nancy Watzman @ IRE 2018 Denver Watchdog Workshop

On May 5, 2018, Nancy Watzman, director of strategic initiatives, joined veteran journalist Sandra Fish to talk about covering the mid-term elections with local reporters in Denver at the IRE 2018 Denver Watchdog Workshop. The two talked about following campaign money, political ads, and misinformation…

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Dispatches from the Black Media Story Summit

Dispatches from the Black Media Story Summit

Our director, Jessica Clark, attended the Black Media Story Summit held in New York earlier this month. She live-tweeted from the day long conference which explored the production of nuanced and varied narratives, expectations of inclusion, fostering connections between advocates and media makers and strengthening…

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Immerse Issue #15 – The Feelies

Immerse Issue #15 – The Feelies

Issue #15 of Immerse—the monthly digital publication focused on emerging nonfiction storytelling that’s edited by our director, Jessica Clark, is now live. It features an article by Clark that examines the rise of haptic storytelling in a piece titled “Do You Feel What I Feel?” She…

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Making a New Reality #5: Share Space

Making a New Reality #5: Share Space

The Making a New Reality project, which Dot Connector is producing in collaboration with Kamal Sinclair, published a fifth issue that follows up on problems introduced in the fourth issue related to silos and knowledge gaps.  This month, Sinclair explores solutions for bridging chasms between arts,…

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