Finbarr O'reilly's Message
Traditional or 'legacy' media has struggled maintaining profitability in a digital age opening the door for online outlers to thrive. The production, distribution, and consumption of news has shifted to mobile devices and platforms, allowing for new formats of digital storytelling and information sharing. The War Horse project will occupy an open space at the intersection between the military and the media with an element of social activism.
The reporting will uphold the highest standards and ethics of objective journalism while reporting on issues that affect the military and society at large. It will also allow for the growth of a community while acting as a repository for people to not only consume information, but also provide it. It will open a conversation where one is currently lacking. By partnering with other such online media as well as with traditional media outlets, The War Horse will combine the best of old and new media.