The Legit News Project
AN EXPERIMENTAL, INDIE NEWS CHANNEL
Legit News is an indie news channel created and produced at our own Brooklyn studio.
Producing content about destinations gives our team the opportunity to see firsthand America’s diversity and see how people live in different states and cities. We wanted to explore more and use our media production capabilities to push the boundaries of travel media.
We started to interview in New York City friends of friends, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, artists, political activists, opinion leaders, elected officials on what was their vision of America’s current issues.
"THE FACE OF AMERICA": EVERYONE'S STORY IS LEGIT
We wanted to address complex issues that are in everyday’s conversations: Fighting against discriminations, LGBTQ rights, current politics, 2nd amendment, civic engagement, poverty, freedom of press and listen to what diverse people from all walks of life have to say about them. Because everyone's story is legit. No matter rich or poor, college educated or not, US citizen or immigrant.
We called this interview series “The Face of America”. We try our best to produce a video per week, but we are not there yet.
EXPLORING CITIES WITH LEGIT CITY
Our most recent addition is the new travel series "Legit City". The idea behind it is the lingering question: why are mainstream travel shows and travel magazines generally so uninspiring, with the same stories and same type of bland travel photographies published over and over again, featuring the same kind of people, telling the same kind of pre-arranged stories. We decided to remove the travel editor out of the equation (After all, his or her opinion does not really matter) and let actual residents of a particular city to tell their own story and emotional connection with their city using their own words, in an unscripted way.
Subscribe to Legit News and tell us what you think. All comments and criticism are very welcome.