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Preaching to the Choir? Measuring the Impact of Waiting for “Superman”

Waiting for “Superman” is a 2010 documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim, who also directed An Inconvenient Truth. The film looks at the failures of the American public education system through the stories of students and their families who strive for better educational opportunities. The film received the Audience Award for… More

Real to Reel: For TV & Film Writers – Summer 2016

READ: The latest Real to Reel newsletter from Hollywood, Health & Society includes articles on why so many abortion clinics have closed their doors, how prisons contribute to HIV and other epidemics, and how chronic stress is related to high blood pressure in African American communities.

Real to Reel: For TV & Film Writers – Spring 2016

READ: The latest Real to Reel newsletter from Hollywood, Health & Society includes topics on the perfect storm of the Zika virus, drug addiction and a record HIV outbreak in a mid-western town, and a dazzling UK diamond heist by a crew of “geezers.”

Real to Reel: For TV & Film Writers – Winter 2016

The latest Real to Reel newsletter from Hollywood, Health & Society includes topics on the controversial border birth-center industry, how America’s elderly are hanging on by a financial thread, and the clash between generations in Miami’s gay community.

Real to Reel: For TV & Film Writers – Fall 2015

The latest Real to Reel newsletter from Hollywood, Health & Society offers a riveting story about Exxon’s lead role in climate change denial over the last two decades, a photo gallery of people living in flooded areas around the world, surveys on Texas women forced to end their own pregnancies… More

Patterns of Commoning

Lear Center Senior Fellow David Bollier is co-editor of Patterns of Commoning, a new book of more than fifty original essays which survey some of the most notable, inspiring commons around the world, from alternative currencies and open design and manufacturing, to centuries-old community forests and co-learning commons. COMMONING What accounts… More

“The New MacGyver” and the Power of Media

Johanna Blakley wrote this piece for Viterbi Magazine about the gender gap in STEM education and just where young women and minorities can turn to find role models in media for a rewarding life in science, technology, engineering or math. Read how new television shows might have a fresh answer.