Month: June 2016

From El Paso to Fukuoka, Japan, Professor Sissel McCarthy presents her work on public scholarship and Snapchat

Snap chat from the workshopDistinguished Lecturer Sissel McCarthy was selected as a 2016 Dow Jones News Fund Fellow and invited to attend a week-long training academy at the University of Texas at El Paso in May to learn the latest multimedia reporting and production techniques. While there, she taught a workshop on how to use Snapchat as news platform and produced a multimedia story on the influx of Cuban refugees crossing into the United States at El Paso that was published in the Miami Herald.

She was also invited by the International Communication Association (ICA), an academic association of more than 4,500 communication scholars around the world, to present her work on public scholarship in a talk called “Communicating with Power” at its annual conference this year in in Fukuoka, Japan.
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“PUZZLES When Hate Came to Town” screening and press

Prof. Tami Gold and IMA alum David Pavlosky’s documentary PUZZLES When Hate Came to Town is about an attack in a LGBTQ night club in New Bedford, Massachusetts. It is a powerful conversation starter and a deeply human exploration of the roots of hate crimes and the connections between homophobia, intolerance, alienation and access to guns.

The documentary is featured in SouthCoastToday and TrustMovies.

There will be a screening:
PUZZLES When Hate Came to Town
Special Film Screening & Community Discussion
Sunday, June 26th at 7PM
Align Brooklyn – 579 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215 2nd Floor
Free & Open to the Public

IMA students Megan Rossman and Samantha Farinella’s film at G2 and wins NBR Competition!

IMA students Megan Rossman and Samantha Farinella’s The Beekeeper’s Keeper wins PRESTIGIOUS NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW competition! In addition to their grant, they will receive a complimentary one-year NBR membership and their film will be part of their Fall screening at HBO.

The film has also been selected for the G2 Green Earth Film Festival in Venice, California.

Screening: Sunday August 7th @ 11:45 a.m.