The first thing people think of when I say I want to “fix” the news media is censorship.  Of course, nobody in their right mind wants censorship.  Demand Real Journalism is NOT censorship.  It is also not the government deciding what is allowed to be said.  DRJ is strengthening the journalism industry, so the audience

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The Demand Real Journalism Campaign, calls for laws in this country to be changed.   I outline the basics in this letter to POTUS.  I am going to send a copy to President Biden, along with twenty or more other people in Capital Hill. Below is a copy of that letter.  Please fell free to copy

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? Documentary filmmaking is a glorious endeavor imho, so I’m eternally grateful I was able to work making documentaries for so many years. Last night I re watched a show I did way back in 1985 and want to share it with you. If I do say so myself, they don’t make ’em like they

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Final Cut Pro 10 is still a popular video editing program after being in the market for over a decade.  Honestly, I’m shocked.  It seemed like the worst marketing debacle since New Coke at the time, which was June, 2011. FCPX introduction was met with outrage by most of the professional video editing community, which

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Video has been increasing sales since the first TV sets were sold. Online video has increased those opportunities ten-fold. Research has shown without a shadow of a doubt that a video can increase sales dramatically. A video skyrockets the confidence and trust people have in the product they’re buying if they can see it in

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Explainer videos have become an incredibly popular way for businesses to tell their story because they can give an incredible ROI. They’re not terribly expensive to have professionally produced. Explainer videos tend to get a high view rate. People love them because they’re fun, concise and easy to understand. Animated explainer videos can be a

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If you’re looking for ONE LINK to ONE PAGE on the web that offers a crack-ton of information on video making at home, then here it is. Video making at home information. When you click the link, please notice who is featured at the top.  🙂 Me! That link will take you to Porch dot

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This is the final segment in a continuing series on the state of journalism in the U.S. REASONS WHY THE NEWS MEDIA IN AMERICA IS SO DYSFUNCTIONAL 7. Agenda driven political coverage is actually preferred by some in the audience as it helps validate their existing feelings. There are enough media choices today that a

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This article is a continuation of a series.  There are links at the bottom to the rest of the series. 4. Ownership rules were loosened by the government so now, a small handful of companies own all the media. There is no diversity and these companies often use their media outlets to promote their agenda.

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This is a continuation of this article on how the news media is failing America. 2. Operating budgets are so low that investigative reporting is out of the question and generally, employees are so overworked that there simply is no time to do a good job. I hear lots of people complain that people who

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As a United States citizen, I cherish the rights I have been granted by virtue of the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Of all our constitutional rights, my personal favorites tend to be free speech, freedom of religion and a free press, all found in the First Amendment. Congress shall make no

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Real journalism can be very boring. Sensationalized gossip on the other hand is quite entertaining! Human nature being what it is, many people actually prefer the latter, even if they don’t even realize it on a conscious level.  (Or want to admit it.) Real Journalism = Low Ratings Documentaries and hard hitting news shows are

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It’s probably difficult for most of us to recognize quality journalism since it is such a rare bird.  Not extinct, but rare indeed. Quality journalism is: Factual Objective Comprehensive In-depth Unfortunately, much of what is called journalism today is: Full of half-truths or even outright lies Subjective Limited in scope Superficial I was lucky enough

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Look closely at this picture of Paul Ryan “washing pots and pans” at a soup kitchen.  See how clean that apron is?  See that huge crease down the front? A crease like that probably means it was just removed from its’ packaging, brand new and ready for the cameras!  The entire scene looks staged, because

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