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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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ICYMI: Jessica Clark on podcasting

ICYMI: Jessica Clark on podcasting

Last month, Jessica discussed emerging audio trends and Dot Connector Studio’s podcasting research with the Knight Foundation on MediaShift’s Podcast. Check it out here. MediaShift Podcast #225: Trump Wants to Kill Big Bird; DOJ Indicts Russian Hackers of Yahoo; Dot Connector Studio’s Jessica Clark

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Nancy Watzman on TV news and political rhetoric

Nancy Watzman on TV news and political rhetoric

Check out the recent MediaShift article “From Spicer’s Hitler Comments to Wiretapping to Sweden: Does TV News Fuel Political Rhetoric?” from Dot Connector Studio’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, Nancy Watzman. In an era where news no longer solely arrives on newsprint on front doorsteps, tracing…

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Spring news: Play, listen, learn

Spring news: Play, listen, learn

This spring, we’re excited to officially release our Impact Pack, a deck of media strategy cards designed to help media makers and funders brainstorm, strategize, and assess impact. You can use this 108-card deck to: Prototype your media engagement strategy Tell or iterate your impact…

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New report: From Airwaves to Earbuds

New report: From Airwaves to Earbuds

Jessica and Angelica recently collaborated with Sarah Lutman of Lutman & Associates on a report for the Knight Foundation, From Airwaves to Earbuds: Lessons from Knight Investments in Digital Audio and Podcasting. The report explores how podcasting and other direct-to-listener audio formats are allowing media makers unprecedented…

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MediaShift reports on our Impact Pack

MediaShift reports on our Impact Pack

Curious to learn more about Dot Connector’s Impact Pack, how it came about, and how folks are using it? Check out “Dealing a Deck to Explore Media Impact and Engagement” by Jason Alcorn at MediaShift.

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Hone your engagement strategy with our updated Impact Pack

Hone your engagement strategy with our updated Impact Pack

We’re excited to announce that our media strategy deck is now available for producers, funders and creative types everywhere. Many thanks to those of you who helped us beta test our card deck. Your input was vital and we trust you’ll be happy with the…

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