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Dot Connector Studio to help engage public on Knight Foundation Trust, Media and Democracy Commission

Dot Connector Studio to help engage public on Knight Foundation Trust, Media and Democracy Commission

From sharks swimming in the streets, to the “often stupid, always angry American” woman stirring up Twitter trouble who turned out to be a figment of Russian imagination, to misleading reports about a certain presidential fish-feeding incident, misinformation and disinformation online are continuing to flourish…

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Updated: The Impact Pack Around the World

Updated: The Impact Pack Around the World

The Impact Pack continues to make its way around the globe. Check out the full list below to see where the decks have been. So far, in addition to ongoing one-on-one strategy demonstrations with funders, media producers and scholars, and informal presentations at conferences, the…

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Fretting about information pollution? How Dot Connector is fighting back

Fretting about information pollution? How Dot Connector is fighting back

Let’s be honest; our media system is a mess. We’re overwhelmed with bad news and false info. Despite all of the platforms in the world, people still feel underrepresented, local outlets continue to struggle, and polarization is at an all-time high. But have no fear—with…

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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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