This is an excellent move.
A great opportunity for professional investigative journalists who are interested in alternative topics to get involved in producing news and truth
that is missing from main stream media sources, or has limited or no coverage.
I hope you can have an open channel for ATS members who do not have the skills or time to get involved to submit story suggestions, images, video and
information to your journalists that will provide a way for members to collaborate with your news staff on potential important alternative news and
events of interest to this community.
A working example of sorts.
In my travels over recent months I have witnessed an alarming trend in the shipping and manufacturing industry that so far has been able to survive
the economic crisis.
There are numerous warehouses and manufacturing facilities that were once filled with American employees. While many of these companies have either
shut down or cut back in this economy, or perhaps have outsourced to other countries... Some have began to hire illegal aliens and other immigrants to
replace the American workers.
In one warehouse/manufacturer which will remain unidentified for now. A company which manufactures and ships products nation wide and has a main
location in southern California has replaced virtually ALL American workers with illegal aliens. You'd have a very hard time finding anyone at that
facility now who can speak ANY English. And it was not that way two years ago. On a recent visit to that facility they actually announced on loud
speakers that immigration officers were on the lot so that illegal workers could hide out. And this is a large facility which employs a lot of people
and also has strict security including a vast network of cameras, guards and fences.
That is one example, one facility, but it is happening in states and at facilities all over the country.
A story worthy of an investigative journalists time?
If a member had some material that could expose something like this and wanted to submit it to your news staff anonymously how would that be done?
I am not a journalist, but would possibly explore the opportunity to collaborate anonymously with a news staff if they were interested.
The above is only and example, though if anyone is interested... Run with it.
No matter what, I look forward to see what comes of this.