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The Power of Virtual Reality and Interactive Documentary

Written by Sheila Leddy: I recently attended IDFA and spent a lot of time at the DocLab Expo: Seamless Reality. With over 30 installations, about a third of them virtual reality projects, I was able to really explore different approaches to virtual reality and interactive storytelling. The DocLab Interactive Conference on Sunday and the smaller summit the next day provided an opportunity to go deeper into this field and to hear from creators and leaders.…


Fledgling Congratulates Emmy Award Nominees and Winners

Fledgling congratulates all of the 2105 News and Documentary Emmy Winners, and especially our grantees, After Tiller for Best Documentary and When I Walk for Outstanding Information Programming – Long Form.…


An OVEE Introduction

Written by Sharan Sklar, ITVS: Eight Fledgling Fund grantees came together online the other day to learn about an easy way to reach, connect, and engage audiences in timely issues through film. That “way” is the new digital platform, OVEE, created by Independent Television Service (ITVS) with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.…


It’s All In The Timing: How One Filmmaker Had To Wait For Funders To Catch Up

Written by Jonathan Skurnik, Filmmaker: I’ve been working on a series of short films on Transgender and Gender Nonconforming youth since 2010. The series is called the Youth and Gender Media Project, and its purpose is to help schools and school districts create inclusive environments for transgender and gender nonconforming youth.…


Setting A Course For Impact Analysis in 5 Steps

Written by Lindsay Green-Barber, The Center for Investigative Reporting: If there is one overarching lesson that we at The Center for Investigative Reporting have learned over the past two years of impact measurement and analysis, it is this: There is no unitary metric for media impact.  …


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