Saturday, January 20, 2007

Gould Joins Advisors

Public Good Project is pleased to announce that Mark Gould--Internet Portal Developer at New College of California, and former adjunct professor at the University of South Florida School of Mass Communication--has volunteered to serve as an advisor to Public Good in establishing a national investigative research learning center in San Francisco.

Mark Gould -- a former television news director, investigative reporter, and documentary film producer with CBS, ABC and NBC -- brings 35 years of experience as a journalist, editor, teacher, and media technologist to our pool of distinguished advisors.

Since July 2006 when we first announced our intention to locate a center in San Francisco, Mark has been an enthusiastic supporter. His experience investigating public fraud as well as his current research in rich media content management systems and advanced user interaction studies is a welcome addition to our curricular and communications development efforts.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

From Russia with Love

I'll admit it was a shocker to find how extensively criminality had corroded our society, even fifteen years ago. Most people still have no idea that feds rarely leave their desk or open an investigation without all the evidence dropped in their lap. Nor that almost every police department is involved in covering up crime by political and economic elites.

Seeing how there are literally no resources--public or private--for community organizing against white collar crime, all the people I know have had to forego further investigative research and especially interventions. I suppose this means we might someday resemble Russia in terms of civics, but at least knowledge of the trend enables us to avoid fruitless or life-threatening efforts.

After ten years of our reports circulating the country, all I know is that our network is very small, as is public consciousness. The little success we have had, has been using remedies other than those prescribed by institutions.