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Posted by Jeff from d53-251-230.try.wideopenwest.com ( on Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 11:09PM :


What is GNN?

Guerrilla News Network is an underground news organization with headquarters in New York City and production facilities in Berkeley, California. Our mission is to expose people to important global issues through guerrilla programming on the web and on television.

What is a Guerrilla NewsVideo?

Guerrilla NewsVideos are music videos for people who think — mini-documentaries that combine high-impact imagery, tracks from top recording artists and interviews with leading experts about important issues underexposed by the big media outlets. They aim to rock as hard as they inform, shock and inspire.

How did GNN get started?

GNN was co-founded by Stephen Marshall and Josh Shore in the summer of 2000. The partners first joined forces at MTV (Josh had brought Stephen in to consult on some radical television ideas for the station) when they finally realized that the mainstream networks would never allow their hi-impact brand of television content and design to reach prime time. GNN's inaugural project was a NewsVideo called The Diamond Life. Completed in the fall of 2000, the video features the music of Peter Gabriel and was produced in conjunction with his non-profit organization, WITNESS.

Since then, the company has grown quickly, adding renowned journalist Anthony Lappé to the fold and partnering with San Francisco-based Switch Technologies, who have created a unique web publishing system that allows GNN to self-publish their articles and videos without the need of HTML coders.

Most recently, the group has seen their top two videos Crack The CIA and The Most Dangerous Game play in film festivals around the country as well as on MuchMusic, a Canadian-based cable music station. They have also collaborated with Hip Hop legends Ad Rock (Beastie Boys) and dead prez on two critically acclaimed productions (Countdown, When The Smoke Clearz) that demonstrate GNN's innovative video-scratch technique.

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