newsworthy stories in a fresh way:
Journey of Action Road Trip: Covering 15,000 Miles of Change
Siblings Ryan and Kassidy Brown, creators of the project Journey of Action (JoA), are preparing for the second leg of their tour through the Americas, and they need YOUR help.
The purpose behind JoA is to educate and inspire Generation Y by telling the stories of passionate people making change in their own hometowns or abroad in other countries, whether in business, non-profits or the education system. They successfully drove from Juneau to New Orleans beginning last fall, hosting a webseries highlighting change-makers who have gone unnoticed by the media.
Ryan and Kassidy are about to embark on the second half of their trip, the long road from Mexico to Argentina, on “Bless” the bright blue bus. To cover production costs, they have created an IndieGoGo fundraiser, hoping to reach their $30,000 goal before leaving. You can contribute anywhere from $10 to $5,000 on their fundraising page. For those who can’t contribute financially, they ask you to share their project with people in the community via Facebook, Twitter or in person!
Not all news is bad news, and Ryan and Kassidy are telling stories of hope that would otherwise go untold. How do you plan to change the media or impact the world using the tools you have been given?
I really love their webseries. They find inspirational, TRUE stories about people in our generation and tell them in such an artistic way. It is entertaining and newsworthy. I wonder how traditional news sources can take from this. How would you like to see news presented and what kind of stories do you want to hear? I hope journalists and news organizations will embrace the change that Generation Y is initiating.