Tag: documentaries

by Julie Keck

1. Yahoo’s sleek News Digest app swims against the stream (Casey Newton / The Verge) 2. Sony doesn’t have the deals it needs for web TV – but that’s not the real problem (Peter Kafka / Re/code) 3. San Francisco Chronicle to put all reporters through social media boot camp (Chris Taylor / Mashable) 4. […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. NSA faces sweeping review into extent of surveillance (Paul Lewis & Spenser Ackerman / Guardian) 2. New York Times offers a glimpse of the homepage of the future (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 3. Netflix considers releasing ‘big’ movies in homes and theaters on same day (Peter Kafka / AllThingsD) 4. ‘Post-print’ startup Stateless […] more »

by Andrew Giles Buckley

Only days before the production crew for “Hit and Run History” was to board a flight to Africa, I got a message over Facebook: “Bring plenty of bug spray.” The year prior, we had taken on the story of the Columbia Expedition — the first American voyage around the world. With the rapid changes in digital […] more »

by Jenny Shank

People have used books as a reliable tool to transmit and preserve information, ideas, and stories for hundreds of years. E-books have enjoyed wide use for only about six years — counting from when Amazon introduced its Kindle in 2007. Yet e-books have rapidly upended so many facets of the traditional book world that the […] more »

by Andrew Giles Buckley

On a brilliant July day, with a southwest breeze off Nantucket Sound across the Common Flats off Monomoy Island, I found myself on my hands and knees before the clam hole I had just dug. The tide had been down for a couple hours, and the beach was warm on my legs and feet. Even […] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

I sat down at DOC NYC last week to speak with one of the most influential men in documentary film, Thom Powers, about the role social media and digital are playing in film festivals. Powers is not only the artistic director of DOC NYC, but is a programmer at the Toronto Film Festival, Miami Film […] more »

by Amanda Lin Costa

While documentary films have come a long way since 2004 when Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9/11 became the highest-grossing documentary of all time, paving the way for feature documentaries to carry box-office clout, they still have limited theatrical release and struggle to find homes on network television. Video on demand and streaming have increased documentaries’ exposure […] more »