Unforgotten: Twenty-Five Years After Willowbrook
Join us Friday, March 2 at 7:00 PM for the launch of our March Screening Series at BDC. Unforgotten: Twenty-Five Years After Willowbrook This award-winning documentary recounts the scandalous conditions at Willowbrook State School, once the world’s largest institution for children with developmental disabilities, and examines its impact on the institution’s survivors and their families. ...
Hostos Legacy Series: Battle Days of the Bronx
March 1st, 2:00pm, Savoy Multipurpose Room Hostos Community College. 149th St. and Grand Concourse RSVP: email@example.com Free and open to the community. Prof. William Casari THE BRONX FIRES AND MAYOR LINDSAY, 1966-1977 William Casari, Archivist and Instruction Librarian at Hostos Community College, presents his research on how policies that came out of the Lindsay...
Racism in the US Media: Past & Present featuring...
Feb 29, 2012 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Free MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center 175 East 104th Street New York, NY MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center is holding a discussion about Racism in the US Media: Past and Present featuring Juan Gonzalez and his new book, “News for All the People: The Epic Story of Race and the American Media,” in conversation with Bryonn Bain,...
Announcing Movies in March at BDC
MARCH SCREENING SERIES Admission $7 unless otherwise noted. Children 17 and under free. Join us as we begin a month of films and events at the Bronx Documentary Center. Visions: Tim Hetherington will be on view by appointment through Feb 29. Fri, Mar 2, 7:00 PM Unforgotten: Twenty-Five Years After Willowbrook. 1996. 58 min. This award-winning documentary examines the notorious Willowbrook State...
2nd NYT Bronx prostitution story in under 2 months →
In less than two months, the NYT has done two unrelated prostitution stories from one Bronx neighborhood. In NYC’s hundreds of other neighborhoods during this time period, the prostitution story tally appears to be zero. This one is about a Wall Street bigwig whose “hobby” is photographing Hunts Point ladies of the night. He does it, he says, “to help me relax from the...
Journalists Marie Colvin and Remi Ochlik killed in... →
Remembering Anthony Shadid →
A confused and confusing piece on "Female Street... →
From the NYT, a jumbled piece that interchangeably and incorrectly uses the terms “street photographer” and “street-style photographer.” To further confuse matters, the writer opens the piece with Vivian Maier, who really was a street photographer, yet is presented here as a street-style photographer. The crux of the piece is that models are increasingly taking pictures....
Documentary Fortnight 2012 at MoMA →
Tomorrow, February 16th, begins the annual two-week showcase of recent nonfiction film and media at the Museum of Modern Art. Be sure to check this out. From the site: This year’s festival includes both feature-length and short documentary films, a retrospective of works from Paper Tiger Television’s 30 years of media activism, and a seminar on database documentary practices—an emergent form of...
Food and War, from Kabul Bureau chief and BDC... →
A lovely, thought-provoking piece about food, travel, war and memory by Alissa, who was the boss in Baghdad and is now in Kabul. She is thin as a waif, one can see that her culinary interest is more experiential than gastronomic.
An alarming piece on the state of journalism and... →
Rather than the paper’s traditional focus on covering what their experienced journalists know to be the most important news of the day, the Washington Post editors now watch their web traffic to see what the readers want to read. They adjust accordingly.
NYC Fire Museum hosts 'groundbreaking' look at war
Conflict Zone, a unique exhibition of civilian and military journalists will open with a reception on Friday, February 10, from 6-9 PM. After New York Times photographer Joao Silva was injured in October 2010, more than 20 combat journalists pooled their images from Iraq and Afghanistan to create “Conflict Zone,” the first collaboration of its kind. Both civilian and military journalists...
ProPublica, Storify, and the Top 5 Cool New Media... →
Wondering how to find citizen journalism, community storytelling and alternative media on your digital devices? Check this list of game-changing platforms from Policymic.com.
Investigative Journalism with Social Media: How... →
Next week is Social Media Week in more than ten cities around the globe. Check out this panel on using social media in investigative journalism. description from the organizers: Friday, February 17 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM On the frontier of digital journalism are a group of savvy reporters who are figuring out new techniques to uncover reams of data and mine the information for investigative...