The Narco News Bulletin
September 21, 2017 | Issue #67
narconews.com - Reporting on the Drug War and Democracy from Latin America
The School of Authentic Journalism's affiliate project, Narco News TV, is putting the finishing touches on the pilot episode of our new comedy adventure talk show set in Mexico. The as-of-yet untitled "Videocast" features Texan oilman and international entrepreneur Joe T. Hodo, the star of our viral comedy "Frack U. México". The satirical short film was seen by millions in Mexico and very literally introduced the concept of "fracking" to Mexican audiences just as their congress was about to pass a bill that would make the controversial gas drilling technique much more widespread.
It's the kind of reporting we teach at The School of Authentic Journalism, combining investigative journalism, street theatre, and techniques for making stories go viral to impact change in the real world.
But as Joe demonstrates in the pilot episode, he doesn't always see eye-to-eye with his "guests." In a one on one discussion with a high-ranking official in the indigenous community police force of Guerrero State, (CRAC-PC) Joe tries to make a play on the valuable mineral reserves in the region. Local communities would prefer to avoid the hazards affiliated with mining and are not exactly pleased with Joe's line of questioning...
The new show features the talents of several of the School of Authentic Journalism's professors and graduates, including Director of Photography Antonio Hernández and Visual Effects Designer Cinthia Galán.
The school is funded only by our viewers and readers, and we are currently fighting for our lives to ensure that the school happens again in 2016 and beyond. Just days ago, we launched a Kickstarter campaign. We need to raise $30,000 by March 4th for the school to happen.
Join the Kickstarter campaign or go to authenticjournalism.org to learn more about the school.
Or at The Fund For Authentic Journalism's Website.
Oh, and any resemblance between Joe T. Hodo and yours truly is purely coincidental.