On Sunday, the LA Times ran two major feature articles on the emerging influence and power of documentary film. One article contrasted the works of Michael Moore and Ken Burns. The other feature explores the meaning of objectivity across the many emerging documentary genres.

For anyone who has seen the Speaking Science 2.0 talk, you know that I emphasize in the conclusions the emerging importance of film as a public engagement tool. It's currently an active part of my research program, and expect a lot more to come on the topic here at Framing Science. For the time being, check out the short overview I wrote for a recent report from the Ford Foundation and the Center for Social Media at American University.