Archives for July, 2014

Festival showcases power of documentary reporting

Posted: July 28, 2014 | Tags: documentary

Happy Valley Director

Photo by Brian Nevins/Sundance

Director Amir Bar-Lev offers conflicting perspectives on the Penn State sex-abuse scandal in the documentary "Happy Valley."

Unlike traditional written reporting, documentaries provide a literal window into someone’s life and experience. The audience is not only able to be visually engaged with the subject, but can also hear and experience that subject’s surroundings. This adds a new dimension to storytelling that often encourages a discussion between filmmakers and audience members about the subject in a way that is not often seen in other forms of reporting. 

The AFI Docs Film Festival last month ...

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New book launches

Posted: July 2, 2014 | Tags: 60 Minutes

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Chuck Lewis speaks about his new book, "935 Lies," at the National Press Club, where the Center for Public Integrity also celebrated its 25th year.

Executive Editor Charles Lewis celebrated the release of his new book, "935 Lies," at the National Press Club last week, an event hosted by the Center for Public Integrity, which Lewis founded 25 years ago.

"935 Lies" looks into public officials' statements that were later proved untrue. Over the past nine years, Lewis worked with a group of researchers to produce the work, a mix of  history and journalism, and which advocates ...

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