Net Journalist Busks for Story

Here’s something interesting. Blogger Josh Ellis, of Zenarchery, wants to go to the Trinity test site in New Mexico the next time they make the site open to the public (in early April). And he wants US to send him there to write a story about it. He’s taking donations via PayPal and BitPass. He’s looking for US$500. If he gets it, he’ll go and do a story. If he gets less, he’ll donate the money to Witness, an international human rights org. For the money, we get a minimum 2500-word essay on the site, the Manhattan Project, the Bomb, etc. from an “award-winning journalist,” many photos, maybe some video, all posted on his site under a Creative Commons license. He’s already up to $205. I love this. I hope it happens.