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September 5, 2013: McDowell residents tell stories of struggles, successes

September 5, 2013: UPCOMING EVENT: StoryCode

September 4, 2013:UPCOMING EVENT: Camden Intl Film Festival, Points North Forum

September 1, 2013: UPCOMING EVENT: New York Film Festival 

August 5, 2013: UPCOMING EVENT: IFP Case Study 

August 4, 2013: Many Towns, WV

July 31, 2013: Interactive Docs and the Future of Journalism

July 11, 2013: WVPubcast asks McDowell County residents what they think about HOLLOW

July 5, 2013: Participatory Documentary: Interview with HOLLOW director, Elaine McMillion

July 2, 2013: CollabDocs Interviews HOLLOW Director, Elaine McMillion

July 1, 2013: American Futures: an analysis of HOLLOW by CollabDocs

July 1, 2013: HTML5 narration finds its way through HOLLOW

June 27, 2013: Residents give documentaries ‘Hollow,”Oxyana’ vastly differing reviews

June 27, 2013: “A genuinely interesting look at the rise and fall of small town America.”

June 29, 2013: Interactive documentary of West Virginia county covers many universal rural issues

June 21, 2013: McDowell County documentary shines positive light on area

June 20, 2013: Huffington Post: ‘Hollow’ Has Launched, And It Is Magnificent

June 20, 2013: New York Times: Op-Doc West Virginia, Still Home

June 20, 2013: McDowell documentary project available today

June 18, 2013: Documentary on McDowell County premieres this week

June 17, 2013: HOLLOW debuts on W.Va. Day, screenings Saturday

June 13, 2013: Screenings planned for Welch and Caretta to celebrate launch 

June 12, 2013: Press Release: HOLLOW to launch on West Virginia Day

May 15, 2013: Join the #hollerhome discussion: tag your Instagram photos to show what “home” means to you 

April 20, 2013: Elaine McMillion speaks at TFI Conference in NYC

March 14, 2013: Elaine McMillion featured in Filmmaker Magazine’s “The New Digital Storytelling” series

March 10, 2013: Elaine McMillion and HOLLOW featured on Tribeca Film Institute’s Sandbox

January 24, 2013: Elaine McMillion featured by WVU School of Journalism (video)

January 18, 2013: Elaine McMillion speaks about stereotypes in WV on “That Conversation” podcast

January 5, 2013: HOLLOW featured in WVU Alumni Magazine

December 12, 2012: HOLLOW team presents at MIT OpenDocLab

December 8, 2012: Jeff Soyk and Elaine McMillion represent HOLLOW at Tribeca Film Hackathon

December 5, 2012: Elaine McMillion speaks about HOLLOW at WVU Capital Classic Luncheon

November 25, 2012: West Virginia Humanities Council awards HOLLOW $20,000

November 19, 2012: Elaine McMillion discusses HOLLOW on panel at Harvard Law School

October 18, 2012: HOLLOW photographs featured in Charleston art exhibit

September 28, 2012: Elaine McMillion and Jeff Soyk present at the Points North Documentary Forum at Camden International Film Festival

August 22, 2012: Tribeca Film Institute awards a New Media grant to “Hollow”

August 13, 2012: “We definitely have not heard the last of McDowell County West Virginia”

August 13, 2012: Help send HOLLOW to SXSW Interactive 2013! Voting ends August 31

August 13, 2012: McDowell documentary crew to hold final workshop

July 18, 2012: Filmmakers discuss community-driven media

July 1, 2012: Elaine speaks about “Hollow” on WVVA-News In-Focus

May 22, 2012: “Hollow” named a project “you should know about” by i-DOCS (UK)

May 21, 2012: “Hollow” mentioned in EdWeek

May 5, 2012: “Hollow” featured by the Chicago Tribune

May 5, 2012: “Hollow” featured by the Register Herald

May 2, 2012: “Hollow” featured by the Washington Times

May 2, 2012: “Hollow” featured on WV Pubcast (NPR)

May 1, 2012: “Hollow” featured on Coal Tattoo

May 1, 2012: “Hollow” featured on Innovative Interactivity

May 1, 2012: “Hollow” featured by Appalachian History.net

May 1, 2012: “Hollow” featured in the Charleston Gazette

April 30, 2012: “Hollow” featured in The Journal

APRIL 27, 2012: “Hollow” featured by The Daily Athenaeum

APRIL 27, 2012: “Hollow” featured by The Hillville Magazine

APRIL 23, 2012: “Hollow” endorsed by Homer Hickam

APRIL 22, 2012: “Hollow” featured on “The Revivalist”

APRIL 19, 2012: “Hollow” endorsed by US Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV)

APRIL 16, 2012: “Hollow” endorsed by Morgan Spurlock

APRIL 2012: Playboy Article “Overdose County, USA”

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