I’ll keep this brief. I don’t do many posts begging for money, and this ain’t for me or for charity. It is a plea to consider helping fund a pal of mine’s Kickstarter project right here. He is planning to come over from California to take more pics of some of the homeless of Tokyo and record his impressions of what he finds.
As Our Man sees it, there are three reasons why you should consider funding him beyond the fact that he’s a pal of mine:
- The faults with establishment, mainstream media are legion. But you can hardly bitch about them if you are not willing to consider supporting independent media.
- All you have to do is shout Dan a couple of bucks so he can come over here and improve his journalistic skills, tell a compelling story and shine a light on an oft overlooked matter of social injustice.
- I don’t know what the future of journalism looks like but I’m pretty sure it looks more like a lone reporter armed with a point and shoot, a blog and a passion to tell a story -- someone like Dan -- than the myriad corporate cut-n-pasters and government stenographers who get to call themselves journalists and sneer at those lower down the information food chain.
It’s up to you, as it always has been.