News from the Field

Highlights from our Documenting Impact discussion featuring Across the Line and Do Not Track

Since 2014, Media Impact Funders has been showcasing the work of producers dedicated to creating documentaries in the public interest through our annual Media Impact Festival.

Last year, we celebrated the power of interactive technologies to deepen the relationship between news and documentary projects and their audiences. Our 2016 selections—celebrated at our annual Media Impact Forum—span a range of interactive techniques, participatory reporting, physical installations, and personalized digital experiences.

As part of our Documenting Impact series, MIF Director of Research and Strategy Jessica Clark highlighted two of those Media Impact selections: Across the Line, an immersive virtual reality experience that puts the audience on the scene as anti-abortion protesters try to intimidate patients who seeks sexual and reproductive health care, and Do Not Track—a personalized web series about privacy and the web economy.

You can watch our conversations with Margaux Missika, producer of Do Not Track, and Molly Eagan, a vice president at Planned Parenthood Federation of America and producer of Across the Line.

Learn about the goals, lessons learned and outcomes in the case studies for each project.

Our Documenting Impact series features online discussions that delve into the impact of exemplary documentary films and other media projects.