I often meet people who are expert an areas of interest that impact society, and who are perfect candidates for independent journalism. Health insurance financial counselors, volunteer community organizers, small business owners -- it is amazing how much practical knowledge and experience everyday people have to share (you'll realize just how smart you are after you go over and pick up my basics of journalism podcast series which has a marching band musical soundtrack to get you moving). But once you have that great idea for a podcast or blog, where do you share it? It doesn't hurt to start out small. The Los Angeles Times reported this week on Facebook's new plans to compete with Youtube by helping video "creators" to monetize their work right there on the platform -- monetize just means "make a little cash on the side." It's a very interesting story worth noting for anyone thinking about going professional and striking out for the next level of skills and drive. Meanwhile, news also broke that a private company with ties to the Trump presidential campaign allegedly "scraped" information from Facebook analytics, which triggered a multinational crisis and a market crash in Facebook stock.
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Lisa Loving is the trainer-in-residence at "Street Journalist: Understand and Report the News in Your Community," available at Powell's Books and Microcosm.com