Carolyn recently introduced me to this web blog Current Media which encourages citizen journalism. I think it’s interesting how they encourage people to make documentaries and tell their own stories. Below is a little about their company.
Vanguard was created to offer a fresh approach to journalism, Vanguard has become one of the only multi-award winning long-form investigative documentary series on cable television. Striving to be more than “talking heads” and with commitments to travelling to locations around the world, its correspondents, Adam Yamaguchi, Christof Putzel, Mariana van Zeller, and Kaj Larsen, provide in-depth exploration that showcases issues of large social significance, from immigration to drugs to the environment.
Check out this short video about gold mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Current Media is now viewed in the U.S., U.K., Italy, and Ireland through distribution partners Comcast (Channel 107 nationwide), Time Warner (nationwide), DirecTV (channel 358 nationwide), Dish Network (channel 196 nationwide), Verizon, AT&T, BSkyB (channel 183), Virgin Media (channel 155) and Sky Italia (channel 130).
All information has been quoted from the Current Media blog site.