Los Angeles

Everyone’s a Documentary Maker: The Rise, Risks and Rewards of Video Storytelling in the Public Interest - MacArthur Foundation [Sponsored Session]

  • Friday - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Pacific Palisades Room
  • #ONA15doc

More and more journalists are making video, some of it longform. What can journalists learn from the experience of documentary filmmakers who courageously tell truth to power—even when they face personal danger, security threats to their data, smear campaigns, lawsuits, and unnervingly high insurance rates? Who can you turn to for support, advice, training? Panelists will share their stories, and comment on American University’s Center for Media & Social Impact report Dangerous Docs: Reducing Risk when Telling Truth to Power.

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— This session will have recorded audio


Juan Devis - Sr. VP, Content Development and Production, KCETLink
jdevis | http://www.kcetlink.org

Brian Knappenberger - Director, The Internet’s Own Boy / We Are Legion
knappB | http://www.takepart.com/internets-own-boy

Gregg Leslie - Legal Defense Director, Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
gregg_leslie | http://www.rcfp.org


Patricia Aufderheide - Founding Director, Center for Media & Social Impact, American University
paufder | http://www.cmsimpact.org

Lauren Pabst - Program Officer, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
macfound | https://www.macfound.org