Jessica Clark’s work connects thought leaders across disparate disciplines. She founded media strategy and production firm Dot Connector Studio in November 2013. Current clients include Media Impact Funders, The Democracy Fund, the Tribeca Film Institute, and the Citizen Engagement Lab, among others. Based in Philadelphia, Dot Connector Studio’s services include one-on-one strategic advising, research into emerging platforms and user behaviors, and co-production of multiplatform projects. Clark and her associates specialize in working with public interest media makers to launch and expand the impact of their productions.
From 2011-2014, Clark worked as AIR’s media strategist, focusing on national public media transformation production Localore. From 2007-2011 she led the Future of Public Media Project at American University’s Center for Media and Social Impact. She has developed research and convenings with several universities and national media networks, including NPR, PBS, CPB, Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, USC Annenberg, and MIT. The co-author of Beyond the Echo Chamber: Reshaping Politics Through Networked Progressive Media (The New Press, 2010), she was the Executive Editor at national news magazine In These Times. She holds a BA/MA from the University of Chicago. Learn more: jessicaclark.com.
Research Affiliate, MIT Open Documentary Lab
Comparative Media Studies