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Immigration Nation: Exploring Immigrant Portrayals on Television

This report presents a media content analysis conducted by the Lear Center’s Media Impact Project in collaboration with Define American, a nonprofit media and culture organization, to investigate two research questions: 1. How are immigrants and immigration issues depicted on entertainment television? 2. How do these depictions compare with the reality of the immigrant experience?… More

FRONTLINE: Creating Virtual Reality Journalism – A Guide for Best Practices

For the last three years, journalists, producers, designers and engineers from FRONTLINE and Emblematic Group have worked together to produce two VR experiences that each deploy the power of fully immersive, room-scale VR in the service of deeply reported narrative journalism. As part of the initiative, the Lear Center’s Media Impact Project conducted testing exploring… More

Real to Reel: For TV & Film Writers – Winter 2018

The latest Real to Reel newsletter from Hollywood, Health & Society includes articles on the rural maternity care crisis; how technology is taking care of aging parents; voices of patients with rheumatoid arthritis; how abortion doulas help at a difficult time; and how a saliva test could be a critical weapon in… More