Outside the Frame

Outside the Frame: Talking with the Producers of the NYTimes.com Web Series “One in 8 Million”

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. How do you capture the character of a place? For all the online city guides and Google Map mash-ups out there showing who’s doing what and where they’re doing it — angeldog

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Outside the Frame: Documenting Government in Real Time

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) cheated on her diet Saturday night. I know this not because the Senator and I are close, personal friends, but because I follow her on Twitter. McCaskill blogs

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Outside the Frame: Documentary Filmmaker Louis Abelman Tries Twitter

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. Do you tweet? I’m not being fresh: To “tweet” means to post a message (in 140 characters or less) to a Web service called Twitter. Some of Twitter’s most active users post

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The Indie Film Community’s Attitudes About the Web

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her weekly column, Outside the Frame. I’ve been to Sundance. Yes, me! I’m no filmmaker, no deal-maker, no publicist — heck, I don’t even own a pair of Uggs — but I’ve had the incredible, memorable and exhilarating

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Outside the Frame: Documenting Inauguration 2009 Online

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame, published every week on the POV Blog. Forget what you’ve heard: The inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama does not actually begin on January 20. Sure, that’s when the official ceremony takes place, but

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Outside the Frame: The Ritual of the Year-End List

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame, published every other Wednesday. It’s that time of year again. No, I’m not referring to Christmas, or “the holidays.” Nor am I referring to the winter solstice, New Years or festive binge drinking.

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Outside the Frame: Mommy Talk. Mommy Listen?

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame, published every other Wednesday. I should say right off the bat that I don’t have kids. So what am I doing at Momversation, a video blog about the experiences of motherhood? Well, I’m

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Outside the Frame: MediaStorm and Online Storytelling

Freelance writer Amanda Hirsch, former editorial director of PBS Interactive, blogs about documentaries and the Web in her column, Outside the Frame, published every other Wednesday. “MediaStorm’s principal aim is to usher in the next generation of multimedia storytelling.” So announces the website for New York-based multimedia production company MediaStorm. Sound ambitious? Just a bit.

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