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Don Mersel
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Check out this interesting multi-media project from previous MTM spotlight Ateqah Khaki, set to debut at SXSW !!!

Media Studies students Ateqah Khaki and Josie Holtzman are presenting their innovative multi-media project Signs of Sandy at this year’s SXSW (South by Southwest) festival. The project originated in last year’s Postcards, Post-Sandy class, which was designed to give students a space to pursue creati...
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Rest in Power.

As we remember the iconic freedom fighter’s life and legacy, we’re also taking a look back at where it started. Watch one of his first recorded interview from 1961.
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Do short films have monetary value? #shortfilm

“Do short films have monetary value?” Filmmaker Robin Schmidt, who after many short films and music videos recently completed his first feature film, digs in and offers some intriguing observations in the guest post below, as well as his idea for a solution with the help of Vimeo. After reading the…
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Pinterest Pin of the Day from MTM12's "The Story of Cholera"

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Check out today's MTM Film of the Day -- "Justice Denied: Voices from Guantánamo" -- winner of the Global Justice Award at the 10th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival

Wrongfully imprisoned and later released, Guantánamo detainees recount their stories as they move on with their lives and chart a course for healing.
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Ruling in from the U.S. Supreme Court:

A Utah biotech company argued that its discovery of two genes highly associated with breast and ovarian cancer deserved to be patented.
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"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." -- Nelson Mandela

Lounging around this lovely Sunday evening? Watch the MTM Film of the Day -- an MTM staff favorite!

Two men of different faiths come to an understanding at a local diner in the short narrative, "Amen," winner of the Diversity Award at the 11th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival.

A chance encounter in an urban diner sets a devout Christian and a devout Muslim on a collision course.
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via P.O.V.

Michal Marczak and Amit Virmani made two of the best documentaries Tom Roston has seen this year. Never heard of them? It might be because of their titles.
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Media That Matters Film Festival updated their cover photo.
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Authors these days are more than authors. Our days are fragmented with tasks that more resemble those of publishers and marketers, journalists and speakers. We must not only write, but edit, organize, blog, friend, tweet, connect, converse, advise, recripocate, share and share again.
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See the life-saving possibilities of the Tippy Tap in action in the MTM Film of the Day, "It's In Your Hands" -- Winner of the Jury Award at the 11th Annual Media That Matters Film Festival.

A simple solution to some big problems.
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Stunning photojournalism from Afghanistan, via The Atlantic

Taliban insurgents have stepped up suicide attacks and bombings this month in what they are calling a "Spring Offensive", striking targets all over Afghanistan
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In a speech 30 years ago, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs envisioned a computer-as-book, wirelessly connected to others. And the first-generation iPad fulfilled this image of a passive computing device.
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Story via NPR on the 24th anniversary of the Chinese government's crackdown on protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.

Twenty-four years after the crackdown on protesters in Beijing, parents of those killed are still prevented from mourning publicly. However, the rise of the Internet and social media has given democracy activists new tools.
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