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who guards the guardians?

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” – Who guards the guardians?”  And by that I mean… The Media.  The Internet Revolution has brought about the Dawn of a New Era, an age in which We The People have a say and a means unlike ever before of sharing and spreading our voices, messages and reporting; an open platform to express our creativity, launch our own sites, start our own businesses, report trusted and reliable information and commentary or lies, deceit and rumors.

No matter what you may think of the late Andrew Breitbart, a revolutionary New media trailblazer, he wanted to show that the media has failed in its most basic duties: to uncover the truth, and hold those in power accountable, regardless of party.

Here in The Divided States of America, we have such a tenacious polarization between Right and Left that really, much of the blame lies with those who were supposed to be truth-tellers, holding the world responsible regardless of personal or corporate positions, investments and beliefs.   Continue reading “who guards the guardians?” »

if it weren’t for Egypt

One year ago today, I thought I might have made a mistake.  After three and a half years of college in Kentucky, I decided to spend my last semester committing journalism in Washington DC through the Best Semester DC Journalism Center program.  Having felt led to go in this direction and experience the change I so utterly desired left me beyond excited. There were programs all over the world I could take part in, and in the beginning I would never have imagined Washington.

Ever since I started college I knew I would end up doing one of these semesters.   There was absolutely no way I could spend the ‘entire’ experience on the same campus for four years and I had never felt more led to step out and change my circumstances (much like I felt when I started college and how I’m feeling right about now). Continue reading “if it weren’t for Egypt” »

#hashtags can change the world

For Hundreds of years, since the dawn of the printing press, people have never been able to communicate or voice a means of free expression as they do today.  The greatest tool for transparency and free speech the world has ever known has only just recently developed in our lifetime.  We’re looking at just the very beginning of an era that is arguably much greater and maybe even more significant than the industrial revolution.  Today, we are experiencing an information and free expression insurgency.

The lines of journalism are becoming blurred as well as like lines between video, magazine, newspaper, books, blogs, social networks.. it’s all morphing into something.. at a rapidly fast pace and changing almost daily.  We’re watching now as people, companies and governments grapple with the most influential source that is not in any way physically tangible but limitless and permanent. Continue reading “#hashtags can change the world” »