WE ARE ALL CNN (Or New Media That Matters)
The email I got a few days ago (which I posted on this site) really bothered me. I felt an an intense need to do something but I didn’t know what.
How can we find out the truth?
How can we learn what’s really going on?
So here’s what I decided to do.
I’m putting up $1000.00 of my own cash to send 2 people to New Orleans and the Gulf Region for a weekend to find out what’s really going on.
I’m going to supply you with a cool ass video/camera,a place to stay and a rental car.
Look at it as a vacation that matters.
I want you to document what you see.
Stay out of the tourist traps and talk to real people.
Get their stories and get to the truth of what’s really going on in the region.
And I’ll post it on this site and some others.
I want you to go deep.
Follow up on some of the rumours.
It’ll probably be kind of scary. (It may even be dangerous.) But this is the United States of America and this is one of the most important stories of our time.
I write a lot about change, institutional collapse and personal empowerment. I don’t write enough about responsibility.
I feel we all have a responsibility to do what we can.
So if you feel like getting from behind you laptop and getting at the truth, email me.
If you own a company or blog or just feel the urge to want to help with the expenses email me. We can set up sponsorships of some kind. Corporations sponsor old media anyway so I have no problem with that.
Let’s put the tools at our disposal to use and get at the truth and then pass it along
I’m sure my lawyer is freaking out.
Let’s do something important.
[RELOADED: Doing this is not an attack against regular journalism. It's just that there are things I think myself and others are interested in that is not or hasn't been reported by mainstream journalism. That's why we are using this approach.
Thanks to everyone who wants to be involved. I will be in contact with you within 24 hours.]Explore posts in the same categories: new media, New Orleans, blog networks, CNN, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, reporters, Truth, making a difference