About NYC Press-Free
NYC Press-Free is an experiment to narrow the line between media content generators (events and
people typically referred to as "newsmakers") and information consumers such as you and I using modern consumer technology and the Internet. As a conduit for media and information regarding both mundane and dramatic events the NYC Media Bypass Project hopes to provide a different dimension to the regular news cycle.
To this aim NYCPF relies exclusively on primary sources to generate its content. The goal is to eliminate
any reference to standard media, mainstream or otherwise. The resources and technology exist today that
many entities, police, legal, private, and otherwise, can speak directly to the public if they so choose.
NYCPF believes that with the proliferation of cell phone cameras and other
consumer media devices, that video and photographs of incidents generated randomly throughout New York City
can be collected and conveyed by anyone. The facts surrounding each incident don't always need to be absolutely known, but the
occurrence of activity can be documented and reported with added depth by reader
contributions later. First person accounts as posted via Twitter, social networking site, and media accounts
like You Tube, are culled aggressively in this respect.
What Do YOU Know?
NYCPF relies upon and encourages those individuals associated with any story or event mentioned
at this blog, to add depth by making sure to post their comment. This website and blog bypass the media
and can be a refreshing way to tell others what you know to add depth, sympathy, or condemnation to each
developing story. Please do not hesitate to contribute and set the record straight directly in your own
About the Publisher
My name is David Pinero and I have long been interested in online publishing and all of the dynamics that
go along with it. While I typically enjoy writing and developing publishing software (this very website
is built using my own Battle Blog engine), this project is a departure in that it
focuses on the exercise of content gathering and sharing at direct and/or street level.
- For information on how to contact me, please visit the contact page.
- To participate more in this grand experiment by voting content up or down, register here.