The Furor Over ‘Paris Is Burning’ Raises Burning Questions: thoughts on the future of documentary filmmaking

The Furor Over ‘Paris Is Burning’ Raises Burning Questions: thoughts on the future of documentary filmmaking

By Wendy Levy

Heather Dockray’s recent article on BrooklynBased.com ("Why Celebrate Brooklyn’s Paris Is Burning Screening Sparked a Fire on Facebook") brings to light the controversy about an upcoming screening of documentary classic "Paris Is Burning," by Jennie Livingston.

Nieman Reports: ‘Greg Marinovich, NF ’14, joins with fellow photographers to showcase more of the images they create’

Nieman Reports: ‘Greg Marinovich, NF ’14, joins with fellow photographers to showcase more of the images they create’

By Greg Marinovich

A couple years ago, just as I was starting my Nieman year, the “War/Photography: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath” exhibit curated by Anne Wilkes Tucker of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston was traveling across the U.S.

Having just seen it in Los Angeles, my friend Jonathan Diamond called me. Why, he asked, when photojournalists shoot so many images on an assignment, are we limited to seeing just one or two in a newspaper or magazine? Why not showcase 10 or 20? There was, I said, no reason, other than the limitations of print.

And so The Stand started as a digital photojournalism magazine, one that would draw photographers from around the world, transcend borders by relying on images rather than text, and treat photojournalists and their work with respect.

The Guardian: ‘How an army of internet activists challenged Big Cable and won again’

The Guardian: ‘How an army of internet activists challenged Big Cable and won again’

By Sam Thielman

Not long ago, it would have been unthinkable for a coalition of discontented citizens to challenge the business decisions of multinational company with a market cap of nearly $150bn and a boss who plays golf with the president. Last week it happened, and the grassroots guys won. Again.

Marketplace: ‘The Comcast merger with Time Warner isn’t a sure thing’

Marketplace: ‘The Comcast merger with Time Warner isn’t a sure thing’

Last February, when Comcast announced it was buying Time Warner Cable, federal approval of the merger didn't seem like a major hurdle. The two biggest cable companies said their merger wouldn’t reduce competition—and wouldn’t result in higher rates—because geographically, they served different markets.

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