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.

About the Author
Nina Sachdev

Nina Sachdev

Communications Director

Nina Sachdev brings more than 15 years of journalism, news editing and marketing experience to her role as the communications director for Media Impact Funders. She cut her teeth in journalism at The Dallas Morning News, where—as an intern on the copy desk—she was tasked with editing the obituaries of famous people who hadn’t yet died. Since then, Nina has worked at The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, The Philadelphia Daily News and The Philadelphia Weekly in almost every editorial capacity imaginable, including senior editor, A1 editor (when that used to be a thing) and slot (does anyone remember that being a thing?). Nina is the creator and editor of the award-winning The Survivors Project: Telling the Truth About Life After Sexual Abuse, which exposes the reality of healing from the effects of sexual abuse. Nina holds an M.A. in journalism from Temple University.