iWYNN - Interactive World Youth News Network - will be a global news service
that empowers people and communities in the traditional spirit of a free and democratic
society. iWYNN doesn't pretend to be objective - it is of the people, by the people, for
the people... the global people, that is. iWYNN will provide the information that
serves the global public interest, rather than the private interest of the individuals who
iWYNN is committed to filling the gap left by the major news organizations who have
stopped serving traditional news functions essential to a vibrant democracy in order to
better serve their bottom line. iWYNN will broaden the scope of traditional news by
covering issues from the perspective of the large number of people typically left out of
the democratic process and "marketplace of ideas" - youth, women of every color,
men of color who don't preach misogyny and consumerism, disabled people and poor people.
iWYNN also is committed to providing its journalists with the resources
necessary to perform comprehensive and meaningful investigative reporting.
is committed to delivering this news in creative and interactive ways, avoiding the
prefabricated public relations press and video releases and the conflict-oriented "if
it bleeds, it leads" formats that dissemble and "entertain" rather than
inform and empower.
Run by young journalists who refuse to sell out the traditional principles of journalism
for money, iWYNN will investigate and report the news people need and want to know in
order to live healthier, more democratic lives. From insite's globally responsive
perspective, iWYNN will encourage people to become more active local and global citizens
and make clear how decisions seemingly local often have broad, global consequences that
may redound to their benefit or detriment in the future.
iWYNN will get input from real people on the street who are actually
affected by the issues, not just the pundits and theorists of the day who sit at arms
length from the reality of the average citizen.
Tapping into the perspective and creativity of youth and utilizing
digital technology, iWYNN will have more cameras and more journalists in more countries
for more hours than any other news organization on the planet.
iWYNN's classroom division, staticalignment, will provide a globally
responsive alternative to Channel One and CNNs "Newsroom" - which provide
free "educational" TV shows and "classroom guides" to high school and
middle school students and teachers, featuring advertisements for a vast array of
commercial products and entertainment.