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Symposium: Rediscovering U.S. Newsfilm

Wallis Annenberg Conference Room 4315 SSMS, Santa Barbara, CA

In the twentieth century, U.S. filmmakers generated tens of thousands of hours of newsfilm that was screened in movie theaters or viewed on television sets across the country. This vast output of news coverage, covering the period from the 1910s to the 1970s, has not been matched by a scholarly effort to understand it. To address this persistent oversight, this symposium will, for the first time in the United States, bring together many of the ...