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.
Debika Shome, HI’s Deputy Director, served as a panelist at the New America NYC: Merchants of Doubt event on January 13, 2015. The event involved a film screening followed by a panel composed of leaders in science, environmental, and the media communications field to discuss the environment in the age of polarized politics.
On Wednesday, June 11, HI’s Senior Creative Technologist, Clint Beharry, spoke at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in Sheffield, England. In its 21st year, the Sheffield Doc/Fest is one of the top three documentary festivals and markets in the world. In his talk, “How is data used to understand different types of impact?,” Beharry presented HI’s StoryPilot, and how it measures the impact of documentary films. Click here to read more about the Sheffield Doc/Fest.
On Thursday, May 8, HI’s Senior Creative Technologist, Clint Beharry, spoke at the WebDox and Docville Film Festival in Leuven, Belgium. In his keynote address, “Big data & how to assess impact,” Beharry spoke about impact, the use of data and data visualizations in impact assessment, and HI’s impact-measurement app, ImpactSpace. Click here to read more about WebDox and Docville.