Inauguration day is just around the corner, and many funders and journalists are increasingly concerned about the role media play in a free and democratic society. The field is moving quickly to understand the impact of “fake news,” propaganda, hoaxes and biased coverage—both in how they skew information relating to the issues funders care about, and in how they contribute to undermining journalism and democracy.
Cartoonist Alison Bechdel is the recipient of a 2014 MacArthur Fellowship. She has authored a number of comic-based works revolving around themes of sexuality and gender, the best-known of which is Dykes to Watch Out For, which was syndicated from 1983-2008. Read more
Greater Than AIDS has launched the #SpeakOutHIV campaign to give a voice to HIV patients on social media, at a time when infection rates are on the rise in the United States, especially among young gay men. Read more
This documentary tells a story at the crossroads of two very distinct struggles – the fight for transgender acceptance, and the efforts of the Hawaiian people to retain their traditional culture in the face of Westernization. Read more
The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight over civil rights. Read more
The subjects of the documentary Before You Know It are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. Read more