Over the past few months, we’ve dramatically increased our video production output with greater variety of formats, topics, and messaging around the freedom philosophy.
This variety reflects an experimental approach to identifying the media, messages, and distribution channels that will appeal to different segments of the youth audience.
This experimental approach is essential if we are to reach audiences of young people who have not yet taken an interest in the principles of a free society. Wider audiences have a diversity of tastes and preferences, and newcomers will have different interests from repeat visitors.
Here is a sampling of recent FEE media:
- Cartoons, such as our Common Sense Soapbox series premiere on the topic of “fake news”;
- Animated shorts, such as this beautiful video on the life and achievements of inventor Elijah McCoy (based on a chapter in FEE President Lawrence W. Reed’s latest book Real Heroes;
- Pop culture commentary, such as our Out of Frame video on the Star Wars Empire;
- Video remixes, such as this award-winning classic Milton Friedman commentary juxtaposed with Bernie Sanders stump speeches on “democratic socialism”;
- News shorts, such as this video on the cost controversy; and
- Provocative conversations, such as our Words & Numbers series, featuring Professors Antony Davies and James Harrigan.
We are very grateful to our generous supporters who make it possible for us to conduct experiments like these, from which we learn how to reach out more broadly and more effectively to the next generation. We will learn more with each new product we distribute.