Stories from the Field

ObscuraCam and Mobile Privacy

[Source: WITNESS, February 1, 2012]
The innovative ObscuraCam is a software camera that protects your privacy and data, developed by WITNESS and The Guardian Project.

Civil and Human Rights Coalition Praises FCC’s Genachowski and Clyburn for Refusing to Hobble the Lifeline Program

[Source: The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, January 31, 2012]
Move Opens the Door to Future Program Modernization to Internet Access   WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, issued the ...

After Crystal Cox Verdict, It's Time to Define Who Is a Journalist

[Source: Media Shift - Idea Lab, by CJ Cornell, January 31, 2012]
Last month, the Crystal Cox verdict re-energized a debate among journalism's most passionate and articulate thought leaders and professionals by begging the question: Who is a journalist?   Just ...

AIR Names Ten to Transform Public Media

[Source: Association of Independents in Radio, January 30, 2012]
From coast to coast, producer-station teams gear up for multiplatform storytelling.    Boston: After a stiff national competition this fall, the Association of Independents in Radio, Inc.

Score! for Two Rural Broadband Teams

[Source: Daily Yonder, by Craig Settles, January 26, 2012]
Can the strategy that raised enough money for a new Packers' stadium finance a rural broadband network? Communities in Vermont and rural Lancashire, England, have kicked off efforts.   In Green ...

Percentage of Women Directors in Hollywood Declining

[Source: Screen Daily, by Sarah Cooper, January 24, 2012]
Women account for just 5% of directors working in Hollywood, according to a new report conducted by the Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film.   Kathryn Bigelow may have become the ...

Sundance, Women In Film Promote Female Filmmakers

[Source: Associated Press (AP), by Sandy Cohen, January 23, 2012]
PARK CITY, Utah – The Sundance Institute and Women In Film are working together to track female filmmakers who are showing their work at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and plan to use the data to ...

Media Alliance Joins 7,000 Websites in a Day of Darkness to Protest Stop IP Act

[Source: Media Alliance, by Tracy Rosenberg, January 18, 2012]
Oakland, CA - Across the United States, thousands of websites from large to small joined a symbolic day of digital darkness to protest the online anti-piracy bills, SOPA and PIPA, which they ...

"Freedom Riders": Lessons for a New Generation

[Source: PhilanTopic, by Kathryn Pyle, January 10, 2012]
Writing from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival about the civil rights movement as captured in documentary films, I highlighted Freedom Riders, a documentary directed by Stanley Nelson that premiered ...