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Obit. - The New York Times Obituary Writers
It's a shame no one wants to talk to them at parties, because obituary writers are a surprisingly funny bunch. Ten hours before newspapers hit neighborhood doorsteps--and these days, ten minutes before news hits the web--an obit writer is racing…
Digital Disconnect - Fake News, Privacy and Democracy
In this era of Facebook privacy breaches, "fake news" and filter bubbles, the essential film DIGITAL DISCONNECT trains its sights on the relationship between the internet and democracy. Tracing the internet's history as a publicly funded government project in the…
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Robert Scheer: Above the Fold - A Profile of a Legendary Journalist
This is a profile of the legendary activist and journalist Robert Scheer, who reminds us that journalism, at its best, is about pursuing the truth at all costs. The film traces Scheer's career trajectory across dramatic shifts in journalistic practice…
Our New President - The Russian Media and American Politics
This is the story of Donald Trump's election told entirely through Russian propaganda. Horrifying and hilarious, this is a satirical portrait of Russian meddling in the 2016 election revealing a fake news empire and its information warfare tactics. Winner of…
Black Code - Where Big Data Meets Big Brother
This documentary examines how governments are manipulating the Internet to control their citizens, creating challenges to our ideas of citizenship, privacy, and democracy. Official Selection at the Toronto International Film Festival . "BLACK CODE pulls back the curtain of awful…
Mad As Hell - Following Cenk Uygur's Journey to Internet Stardom
This acclaimed film documents the tumultuous, at times hilarious, and altogether astonishing trajectory of Cenk Uygur, The Young Turks' main host and founder, as he traverses from unknown Public Access TV host to internet sensation by way of YouTube. When…
Best of Enemies: Buckley vs. Vidal - Political Debates Between William F. Buckley Jr. and Gore Vidal
In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of…
Date Rape Backlash - Media & the Denial of Rape
How did date rape shift from a "shockingly frequent... outrage," as Newsweek once called it, to a controversy over "crying rape," as New York magazine later labelled it? Susan Faludi, bell hooks, Mary Koss, Katha Pollitt, Neil Malamuth, and others,…
Art of the Prank
This documentary is about New York artist Joey Skaggs, the godfather of the media hoax. Famed for such media fictions as the Celebrity Sperm Bank, the Cathouse for Dogs, the Fat Squad, and Portofess, all reported as fact by prestigious…
The Myth of the Liberal Media - The Propaganda Model of News
Edward Herman and Noam Chomsky overturn one of the dominant myths in our political culture - the notion that mainstream media have a liberal bias. Drawing on extensive empirical research, they reveal that in actuality the news media have become…
Framing an Execution - The Media & Mumia Abu-Jamal
The case of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a journalist on Pennsylvania's death row in connection with the death of a police officer, had become by the late 1990s a global symbol of inequities in the U.S. judicial system. The mainstream media could…
The War Around Us
The War Around Us tells the absorbing true story of the only two international journalists on the ground in Gaza during Israel's bombardment and invasion of the troubled Palestinian territory over a three-week period in 2008-9. Award-winning filmmaker Abdallah Omeish…
Project Censored: The Movie
Many documentary films give us important information about what is wrong with our society, but they often fail to offer a solution. Project Censored: The Movie explores and publicizes censorship in our society by exposing important stories that the public…
Constructing Public Opinion - How Politicians & the Media Misrepresent the Public
The media regularly use public opinion polls in their reporting of important news stories. But how exactly do they report them and to what end? In this insightful and accessible interview, Professor Justin Lewis demonstrates the way in which polling…
Rich Media, Poor Democracy - How Journalism is Compromised by Corporations
If a key indicator of the health of a democracy is the state of its journalism, the United States is in deep trouble. In Rich Media, Poor Democracy, Robert McChesney lays the blame for this state of affairs squarely at…
War Made Easy - How Presidents and Pundits Keep Spinning us To Death
War Made Easy brings to the screen Norman Solomon's insightful analysis of the strategies used by administrations, both Democratic and Republican, to promote their agendas for war from Vietnam to Iraq. By familiarizing viewers with the techniques of war propaganda,…
Journalism Secrets to Social Media Storytelling & News Reporting
Social media tools are being used across all media sources including traditional news outlets and online-based resources. This program focuses on the variety of ways social media is essential to storytelling and news distribution. Each chapter highlights an element of…
Live From Bethlehem
The Bethlehem-based Ma'an News Agency (MNA) emerged out of the ashes of the second Intifada to become the only independent news network in the Palestinian Territories and an increasingly prominent and influential journalistic force in the wider Middle East. Live…
Big Boys Gone Bananas
What is the impact on freedom of speech and the press when a big corporation attempts to suppress criticism and manipulate the media? Documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gertten found out when he debuted his previous film, BANANAS!, which portrays the struggle…
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Independent Media in a Time of War
In this important, powerful, and timely lecture, Amy Goodman -- independent journalist and host of the popular radio show Democracy Now! -- speaks about the corporate media's coverage of the 2003 Iraq War. She discusses the way that the U.S.…