Winter Newsletter

ACLS Public Fellows grant; StoryPilot Beta nears the finish line; PBS National Listening Tour; New series on filmmakers and media producers debuts on The Ripple Effect; HI adds three new staff members and is still seeking to fill one more position. Click here to view the newsletter in your browser.

StoryPilot Winter Newsletter

StoryPilot enters private beta phase; Platform presented at Learn Do Share, Emerce E-Day, MEDIMED Euro-Mediterranean Documentary Market, St. Petersburg International Media Forum, and IFP Film Week; The Center for Media and Social Impact (CMSI) examined StoryPilot in their report, “Assessing the Social Impact of Issues-Focused Documentaries: Research Methods & Future Considerations.” Click here to view the newsletter in your browser.

Fall Newsletter

StoryPilot ready to demo; Resources from the Harmony Institute; HI staff give presentations, serve as panelists, and participate in domestic and international conferences and working groups; HI welcomes six new team members and is still seeking to fill one more position. Click here to view the newsletter in your browser.

Summer Newsletter

ImpactSpace becomes StoryPilot; New publication, “Audience Preferences Are Predicted by Temporal Reliability of Neural Processing,” in Nature Communications highlights HI findings on brainwave reliability; Summer research Fellow Milica Mormann and HI seeks to fill data and development roles; ACM & NAMAC “State & Main” event. Click here to view the newsletter in your browser.

Spring Newsletter

ImpactSpace’s film and issue database expands; Lyka’s Adventure launches in May; HI’s work on journalism taxonomy continues; Guest author Rafa Kern discusses gaming in a two-part series on HI’s blog, the Ripple Effect; Meet the newest members of HI’ staff, and apply for one of two open positions on the team. Click here to view the newsletter in your browser.

January Newsletter

HI releases the Alpha version of ImpactSpace; Debika Shome speaks at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah; John Johnson, Debika Shome and Burton DeWilde attend Media Impact Focus; Debika Shome, Joanna Raczkiewicz and Clint Beharry present ImpactSpace at the Center for Investigative Reporting’s Dissection: Impact conference. View the newsletter in your browser.

October Newsletter

HI releases a case-study involving the television show Walking Dead, analyzing the impulse to share narrative; Clint Beharry Speaks at Power to the Pixel in London to discuss the effects of linguistic frameworks in narrative on audience understanding; John Johnson and Debika Shome travel  to the Future of Storytelling Summit to participate in panel discussions; John is featured in a Future of Storytelling video, “The Metrics of Media Impact.” View the newsletter in your browser.

July 2013 Newsletter

HI publishes a white paper on the social science of online influence; HI releases a case study on the immersive experience, My Sky is Falling; HI Research Fellow publishes new work on the moral “color” of television language; HI is hiring a research analyst and web developer; Deputy Director, Debika Shome, speaks at Games for Change Festival; HI is featured in Fast Company, Wired, and on the Games for Change blog. You can read more here.

April 2013 Newsletter

Introducing the HI Impact Playbook; Data driven storytelling with Lance Weiler; Upcoming speaking engagements include HotDocs, the SFIFF, and a panel at Columbia University; Work with us: Research Analyst position available. You can read more here.

February 2013 Newsletter

Introducing the HI Impact Scoreboard; HI studies the impact of MTV’s original film on digital abuse; GOOD publishes article by John Johnson on measuring impact in storytelling; HI at industry conferences and featured in the press; Work with us: Research Analyst and summer internships available. You can read more here.