Martha Minow presents what’s needed if the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of the press continues to hold meaning in the twenty-first century.
Video: Oscar Winberg, “Archie Bunker Goes to Washington: How Television in the 1970s Remade Politics into Entertainment”
Recognizing the popularity of television, politicians learned how to use (and abuse) television entertainment to win votes, to fundraise, to promote their agenda, and to push for legislation.
Video: Jens Pohlmann, “Platform Regulation and the Digital Public Sphere: Comparing the Discourse in Germany and the United States”
Drawing on computational methods, Jens Pohlmann analyzes the discussion about a German anti-hate speech law called the Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) and the debate about a reform of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.
Video: Racquel Gates, “Reintroducing Melvin Van Peebles”
How to present new insights on Van Peebles, building on existing familiarity with the filmmaker and his work while avoiding cliches and hagiography.
Video: Katherine Jewell, “Party City: WMBR, Institutional Change, and Democratic Media”
Katherine Jewell delves into the history of WMBR at MIT from the 1960s to the 1980s to explore how this station, with a license held by an independent non-profit corporation, built a meaningful community institution despite transformations within the university, its student body and organizations, as well as regulatory changes regarding noncommercial radio and the music industry’s shifting business model.
Video: Jorge Caraballo, “How to Use Audio Storytelling to Cultivate a Community and Keep it Engaged”
Jorge Caraballo draws from experience as the former Growth Editor at Radio Ambulante – Latin America’s most popular documentary podcast.
Video: Eric Freedman, “Non-Binary Binaries and Unreal MetaHumans”
Are the MetaHuman Creator and similar simplified building tools democratizing the field of digital content creation? Are they fostering more diverse representations and narratives, and supporting the free play of identity in playable media?