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Batman journalism and the pitfalls of total independence

Batman journalism and the pitfalls of total independence

There are many advantages and disadvantages by being an independent journalist. Keith’s talk blows them away and the media industry itself by showcasing the pros and cons of it.

As a young man, Keith dreamed of being a hobo-journalist – seeing the world and telling stories while living out of a sack. But what started out as a naive warzone adventure turned into lifelong vendetta and alternative funding model for independent journalism.

It has been almost a decade, and these days Keith does data visualisation consulting to fund his journalism projects, with the thought of sustainable crowdfunding just over the horizon. The independence from self-funding (“Batman journalism!”) creates a wonderful and dangerous space for innovation, disruption, getting lost and going crazy. If he’s lucky, one day, it might even allow him to live out of a sack.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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data nerd / journalist

As a young man, Keith dreamed of being a hobo-journalist - seeing the world and telling stories while living out of a sack.