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Get A Sneak Peek At Joe T. Hodo's Hilarious Road Trip Through Mexican Culture and Politics!

For just ten bucks, you can help the 2016 School of Authentic Journalism and be among the first to see the pilot of our new show.

By Greg Berger
Narco News TV

February 14, 2016

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.

The premise of our new show is that Joe T. Hodo has returned to Mexico to learn more about its people in the hopes of taking an even bigger bite out of the country. (In collaboration with Mexican comic book “El Chamuco,” he already unveiled his new political party and announced his intentions to run for President in 2018.) He now travels the country doing short sit-down interviews with people making history in Mexico, including politicians, social movement leaders, artists, and leading thinkers.

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.

The show will premiere in March, but for a ten dollar gift to our Kickstarter campaign, you will be among a handful of people invited to see the show first, on or around Feb. 26th, before we make it available online for the general public to see. Your feedback may have an impact on the show’s name, the pilot episode, and on the course of the show itself!
You can learn more about the school on the page of our Kickstarter campaign:
School of Authentic Journalism 2016

Or at The Fund For Authentic Journalism’s Website.

Oh, and any resemblance between Joe T. Hodo and yours truly is purely coincidental.

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