Our first guest, Dan Kinsley, presents a new approach to journalism, based on blockchain technology. His organization, the Civil Media Company, employs blockchain to raise funds for online-journalism enterprises, and also to empower those enterprises to collectively enforce high standards of reporting. In the second half of the program, independent journalist Peter Byrne explains a recently-exposed scandal in which a powerful Democratic political consultant and a US Senator’s son schemed to enrich themselves at the expense of a California Indian tribe.
Dan Kinsley is a cofounder of the Civil Media Company, civil.co It helps support nearly 20 online news organizations,
some state- or city-focused, others with national or international scope. Peter Byrne is a seasoned investigative reporter who has written for a wide array of newspapers and magazines; he’s covered topics from science and medicine to terrorism to government corruption.