Tag archive for diversity/equity/inclusion

NEA Event Launches New Report: Tech as Art

NEA Event Launches New Report: Tech as Art

On June 29, the National Endowment for the Arts is holding a virtual event to discuss findings on their new field scan, Tech as Art: Supporting Artists Who Use Technology as a Creative Medium. Dot Connector Studio conducted the research for this report in collaboration with 8 Bridges Workshop, led by Sarah Lutman.

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Don’t miss our toolkit, which provides resources for inclusive, diverse emerging media

Don’t miss our toolkit, which provides resources for inclusive, diverse emerging media

The Making a New Reality Toolkit provides a host of carefully curated resources for making emerging media such as VR, AR, and social media more diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI). Co-authored by Kamal Sinclair and Dot Connector’s Jessica Clark, the toolkit divides the work into…

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How do we ensure that everyone has access to the news they need?

How do we ensure that everyone has access to the news they need?

Now is a particularly dangerous time to be misinformed. Yet, increasingly, many Americans lack access to reliable, high-quality journalism that reflects their lived experiences and gives them the crucial information they need to act in their own interest. Here at Dot Connector Studio, we think…

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Democracy Fund & DCS Release New Report on DEI in Journalism Along with Tools for the Field

Democracy Fund & DCS Release New Report on DEI in Journalism Along with Tools for the Field

Earlier this fall, Democracy Fund released a report titled Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Journalism: What Funders Can Do along with two innovative tools to help the field navigate the issues; the Journalism DEI tracker and the Journalism DEI Wheel —all of which were…

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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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Making a New Reality: Strategies to Mitigate Bias

Making a New Reality: Strategies to Mitigate Bias

The Making a New Reality project, which Dot Connector is creating in collaboration with Kamal Sinclair, published a second issue with a focus on strategies to mitigate bias in emerging media. The project is supported by the Ford Foundation’s JustFilms program, with additional support from the Sundance Institute….

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International Impact + Tools for Makers & Mobilizers

International Impact + Tools for Makers & Mobilizers

Time flies — and so do we, apparently! Since our spring update, it’s been a whirlwind here at Dot Connector Studio, with new associates, clients, events and publications at the intersection of media and social change. We just returned from an amazing visit to Amsterdam, where…

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Dot Connector at ONA Conference

Dot Connector at ONA Conference

Dot Connector Studio heads to LA today for this year’s Online News Association conference with several of our clients who have exciting news, below. We’re proud to announce the relaunch of iSeeChange with executive producer Julia Kumari Drapkin — now, with NASA data! Try out the…

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Spring tidings from the Dot Connector Studio team

Here’s what’s sprouting at Dot Connector Studio — discover our latest strategy tool, hot spots we’ll be hitting in the next few months, and media picks. We’re collaborating with the Tribeca Film Institute, MIT’s Open Documentary Lab and The Fledgling Fund to develop visual models…

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Using Film to Combat Gender-Based Violence

Using Film to Combat Gender-Based Violence

Since I met documentary filmmaker Kimberly Bautista at the Latino Producers Academy in 2013, I have been collaborating with her on fundraising and developing educational materials related to her award-winning film, Justice for My Sister. The film examines the issue of femicide (the most extreme…

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