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Help Us Build an Other Way to Communicate

Narco News Offers View of Reality Away from Large Media Empires


By Iván Sánchez López
Class of 2011, School of Authentic Journalism

April 11, 2011

In our day to day lives, thousands of news stories about a disturbing world call out to be seen. After those, dark interests from large corporations fight to get our attention….


Iván Sánchez López
This, which could very well be the plot of a bad science fiction movie, has become a verifiable fact in our routine life. With the development of the mass media, and its global and globalizing condition, the battle for the transmission of knowledge has become an audiovisual spectacle. The greatest victims have been the messages and the readers, and by extension communication itself.

There is, however, an other way.

There is a way of telling where the processing and presentation of content are relevant. There are also stories where the content and the what and why have a meaning beyond the value of the dollar.

There is global communication model that is conscious, hardworking, and ethical—where it’s important to reach people, but it’s also important how you do it.

Narco News offers an informative view of reality far away from the large media empires and their commercial interests. Through its work it has taken back the value and integrity of a profession that stripped itself of its virtue and that was once considered the Fourth Estate: journalism

Therefore, it is necessary to stop thinking and to start building: to work on authenticity with the certainty that the right to inform and be informed is a human right, and that information must be treated with honesty, diligence, and professionalism.

I, Iván Sánchez López, have been selected to participate in the 2011 School of Authentic Journalism. For years I’ve molded my professional profile in academics and labor. I have dedicated time to the learning of the procedures and routines in the communications field, the dissemination of projects, and the formation of international cooperation and development aid. My will, my aspiration, is to communicate stories by human beings for human beings—using the tools of audiovisual language as a means in itself, with its own communicative potential, and not as an end. Through them, I want to contribute to the coming together of people to unappreciated realities, realities treated with honesty, diligence, and professionalism.

The School of Authentic Journalism strengthens a personal purpose. The Narcosphere confirms the existence of that with an other way of communicating.

With your help you are collaborating in the strengthening of this project and the training of professionals in this model.

Please make a donation today, online, at this link:

http://www.authenticjournalism.org

Or you can make a check out to:

The Fund for Authentic Journalism
PO Box 1446
Easthampton, MA 01027 USA

Collaborate with us. Help us build this other way of communicating, so that out of the thousands of news stories about a disturbing world, some will survive the interests of large corporations. And they can be told by authentic people for authentic people.

Thank you,

Iván Sánchez López

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