Ask Prof Wolff: Journalist Cooperatives - An Antidote to Corrupt Media

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Patron of Economic Update asks: "Can you imagine that journalist cooperatives could exist, function well, and possibly help us out of some of our current problems? (Maybe such have existed, or do exist, but I just am not aware of them?) We know that the present media system is ethically bankrupt, where corporate or government (or quasi-government) directed agencies distract, manipulate, and lie to us, to suit agendas of an anti-social and powerful class of people. Because of that situation, we also know that we need another way to gather, disseminate, and archive information, which would tend be more truthful and pertinent (as well as interesting and broadly available). I envision co-op news/information cells existing in most communities (or regions), around the planet, publishing digitally, and interconnected in a network. (I see funding, almost necessarily, via a nominal member/subscriber fee, with broader and historical information available for free). What do you think?"

This is Professor Richard Wolff's video response.

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