Communication professor and Center for Social Media co-director heads the Fair Use and Free Speech research project at the Center, in conjunction with Prof. Peter Jaszi in American University's Washington College of Law.
PhD Student Boyles Named one of First Google Journalism Fellows
SOC PhD student Jan Lauren Boyles was selected as one of first Google Journalism Fellows. She will be hosted at Pew Research Center's Excellence in Journalism Project. Read more
Professor Rick Rockwell is partnering with students and staff in MPC to produce a podcast, Latin Pulse, in partnership with LinkTV.Listen now
The ChronicleWrites About Prof's Fair Use Work
The Chronicle recently wrote an article about SOC's own Professor Aufderheide's work with the Center for Social Media in developing the Association of Research Libraries, a code of best practices of fair use for academic and research libraries. Read more
A special episode of AUTV's "Tech tAUk" focused on the AU Social Media Club's Social Learning Summit. The show featured interviews and appearances with several SOC students and faculty members including Alex Priest, Scott Talan, and Caty Borum Chatoo.
SOC Collaboration Film Featured on The Franklin Institute Home Page
The SOC collaborative film Hawk Nest is featured on The Franklin Institute’s home page. Several FMA students were involved with professor Maggie Stogner in the effort of the film, including Aditi Desai as producer, alum Mike Hyde as editor and Irene Mafagan as narrator. Watch video
Prof. Brannon'swork at Chicago International Music and Movies Festival
The Chicago International Music and Movies Festival will be screening two pieces produced and directed by Prof Kylos Brannon on April 16. "So Damn High (Will Eastman Remix)" was commissioned by Kindercore Records and was crewed entirely by SOC students. The song was remixed by popular DC DJ Will Eastman and shot at DC's famed 930 Club. The second piece is "An Impression: Dischord Records" a short format documentary that was co-produced and co-directed along with Prof Leena Jayaswal in 2004. The film briefly tells the history of DC staple underground record label, Dischord Records.
Professor Quoted in Washington Post
Professor Patricia Aufderheide, director of the Center for Social Media, recently told the Washington Post that according to the center's study on documentary filmmaking and ethics, filmmakers believe they have an obligation to protect their subjects from themselves. The obligation"is something that the filmmaker really needs to think about, whether it's a parent or a professional," Aufderheide said, in reference to the debate swirling around films for which parents are the filmmakers and children are the subjects. Read more
Students, Project featured in New York Times article