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With Lilian Ruiz (COO, Civil) & Manoush Zomorodi (Founder, Stable Genius Productions).
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 06:00 PM   $5
Samsung Accelerator, 30 W 26th St, 7th Fl

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How can we involve everyone in changing the paradigm of an industry?

Meet Lilian Ruiz, COO of Civil & Manoush Zomorodi of Zigzag podcast, formerly NPR journalist & host of 'Note to Self', to discuss a new model for journalism.

We probably agree that many business models, like journalism, are dangerously compromised.But how do we change the model when it requires turning consumers into active participants, taking them along on the pioneering path with us? How to honor their trust while also balancing one's own responsibility with the need to take chances to innovate?

In this session we will learn from Lillian Ruiz about Civil, a project looking to create sustainable journalism by changing the traditional funding model. Using blockchain & crypto economics anyone is invited to fund newsrooms & the public becomes the arbiter of truth through a token based voting mechanism.

Then meet Manoush Zomorodi, award winning podcast-star of humanizing-tech shows like Note to Self. She followed the promise of blockchain & Civil to start with her partner Jen Poyant, ZigZag, in partnership with Civil & Radiotopia. It's a podcast about changing the course of capitalism, journalism, & womens lives.'

Season Two officially kicks off on Oct 11, 2018 go here to catch up with previous episodes:

Note to Self - Manoush Zomorodi



Pay $6 as a signal of your commitment...we want to see you!The funds of No-shows will support one of the next meetups.Fee doubles 24hrs before the event.If you can't afford the fee please get in touch by 10/09.Everyone is welcome.

**********This event is generously sponsored by:

Samsung Accelerator... Samsung invests in, partners with, & develops entrepreneurs, engineers, innovators, & builders of early-stage software & services.

Alphapoint...AlphaPoint is a financial technology company helping make illiquid assets liquid. It enables customers to launch new products & services by providing institutions enterprise-grade blockchain solutions to digitize assets, launch markets, & reduce operational costs.


Speakers:Manoush Zomorodi Say hi @manoushz on TwitterManoush is co-founder of Stable Genius Productions, a media company with a mission to help people navigate personal & global change. StableG uses podcasts as a lab to test new ways journalists can educate, entertain, & inspire through narrative. Their first project is ZigZag: a podcast about changing the course of capitalism, journalism, & women's lives.

Investigating how technology is transforming humanity is Manoush's expertise attested to by her recently published book, Bored & Brilliant: How Spacing Out Can Unlock Your Most Creative Self, her TED Talk about surviving information overload & the Attention Economy", & Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business award for 2018.

Before founding StableG, Manoush created, hosted, & was managing editor of Note to Self at WNYC Studios, & got a Webby for The Privacy Paradox, an interactive digital project about personal data.

Lillian RuizCOO & Co-founder, Civil Media Company. Lillian has established her career working across digital marketing, audience development & business strategy. At Civil, Lillian develops strategy & tactics for large-scale project execution & resource management.

Prior to Civil, Lillian was Senior Director of Growth & Product Optimization at InsideHook. There, she developed & implemented strategy to convert the email business into a full-suite digital publisher. Prior to InsideHook, Lillian launched the Girl Scouts of the USA's first award winning social media marketing strategy. She also re-branded New York cult favorite brands Flavorwire & Flavorpill.

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