The Fair Witness - Citizen Journalism In The Police State (Note Location Change)
Jan 19, 2014 · 5:00 PM
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(Note the location change for this week only - Merlin's has a private party tonight. The Blue Moon is just a couple blocks east on Lake Street - see you there!)
This week our guest Derek Brommerich (The Derek Brommerich Show - http://derekspodcastshow.com/) will show us how citizen journalism is revolutionizing the media industry, and how we all can be effective citizen journalists, and maybe even make a buck or two doing it!
1.Large media outlets are breaking up, and layoffs are occurring frequently. We'll look at the statistics behind the numbers, and how volunteer citizen journalism can have a market impact.
2.What is a citizen journalist? Learn about the many options we have in the creation of content.
3. Cool gear and gadgetry for the citizen journalist.
4.Modern ethics. Some of the ethics of the trade.
5. Market of ideas. Free market advocates believe in letting the market sort things out. What if we had a market of ideas? We should all receive our news from outlets that meet our standards. The best ideas have greater chance of winning out.
6. Principles and goals. What this means for liberty.
The Green Anchor has been meeting every week on the south side of Minneapolis, Minnesota since 2007 to discuss and learn more about economic freedom. The title of our group, The Green Anchor, was the name of the restaurant in Vienna where Ludwig von Mises gathered with his friends to discuss economics well into the late evening. If you are not familiar with Austrian Economics or Ludwig von Mises, you can get a quick overview here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludwig_von_Mises) and here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austrian_school). Please also check out the Ludwig von Mises Institute (http://mises.org/), which continues to carry on scholarship in the tradition of the Austrian School.
While we generally choose a weekly topic relating to the market, we also discuss practical issues revolving around individual and small group "economizing" in an increasingly uncertain world.
Our meetups are open to anyone interested in learning more about liberty, free markets, sound money and peace. Please join us.