In the “golden age” of documentary, who’s watching the standards, practices and ethics of the industry? Did Morgan Neville’s casual dismissal of any issue with his choice to recreate the voice of Anthony Bourdain in Roadrunner reflect today’s industry? This session reveals the latest Center for Media & Social Impact study, The State of Journalism on the Documentary Filmmaking Scene, detailing the absence of commonly agreed standards of transparency and ethics among nonfiction filmmakers amid a general failure of news organizations to cover documentaries as a part of the public’s information ecosystem. Coauthors Patricia Aufderheide and Marissa Woods present the key takeaways from the report, and respond to feedback from a panel of industry stakeholders.
This panel is presented in partnership with the Center for Media & Social Impact.