Winter in America

JUNE 28, 2022 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Photo by Cheryl D. Fields Pushing Back Against Winter in America Recently, my older sister shared with me the lyrics from Jazz Poet Gil Scott-Heron’s song, Winter in America. It’s a song everyone should listen to right now. He describes winter as a

Which BPMplus Residency is Right for You?

JUNE 21, 2022 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Lisa Osborne Which BPMplus Residency is Right for You? Let’s take a closer look We are excited to announce that we have added a fourth residency to our BPMplus Initiative. The new program is a collaboration with the Johnny Carson Center at University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Celebrate Juneteenth with Tribeca Festival

BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz Hazing, by Byron Hurt The Big Payback, by Ericka Alexander and Whitney Dow After Sherman, by Jon Sesrie-Goff Inner Wound Real, by Carrie Hawks Celebrate Juneteenth with Tribeca Festival Growing up in New York City and Los Angeles — in a family of migrants from Ohio

Future of Documentary Storytelling

June 7, 2022 BLACK PUBLIC MEDIA WEEKLY DISPATCH   By Leslie Fields-Cruz What is the Future of Documentary Storytelling? Last fall, American University’s Center for Media and Social Impact published a report titled, The State of Journalism on the Documentary Filmmaking Scene. The first and perhaps most important question authors Patricia Aufderheide and Marissa Woods explore in their