HI’s 2011 Junior Science Fellow Beth Karlin, along with Executive Director John S. Johnson, co-authored an article published in the December issue of M/C Journal. “Measuring impact: The importance of evaluation for documentary film campaigns” (full text) argues for a social science approach to understanding the influence of documentary film campaigns. As emerging technologies change film form and practice, social science evaluations are connecting audiences, funders, and filmmakers.
M/C Journal is a peer-reviewed publication exploring the meeting of media and culture. December’s “Impact” issue investigates how research can influence academic, political, and cultural agendas.