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FREEDOM OF THE PRESS

What started as a research experiment with Lindsay Ballant; ‘who owns the media,’ spun into an international guerrilla project. With this in mind, we created a 32-page printed newspaper that presented the state of the media landscape using cited facts and direct quotes. Simple and direct, the emphasis on fact over analysis and succinct over longform was designed for a reader to walk away with a basic understanding of the issue, and provide resources for further research if they were interested.

We believed (and continue to believe) the public needs a jump start, a cliff notes of sorts, and that an informed public would be more likely to take action on issues if they only knew some basic information about them. Created back in 2004, this pre-dated the news-as-explainer model of journalism that is so prevalent today.

Download a Freedom of the Press PDF.

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