Mizzou Advantage is proud to sponsor the initiation of the ImagineDemocracy, a multi-platform media project. The project has two key elements are: 1) a theatrical documentary film retracing – and building upon — Alexis de Tocqueville’s many journeys across America in search of democracy and 2) the creation and build-out of the DemocracyChannel, an online portal and cable channel that will be available to cable systems nationally and throughout the world. The creative concept of the ImagineDemocracy project was conceived by two innovative entrepreneurs in the media industry. The project is similar in nature to the birth of The History Channel and the National Geographic Channel, now billion dollar businesses, that also grew from a simple but elegant concept.
Led by business school professor Atonie Stam, the project is intended to capitalize on the transformational content of the DemocracyChannel, including original programming as well as acquired/licensed films. It will break new ground by uploading innovative digital media from citizen journalists, students of all ages, independent producers, network archives and studio libraries from domestic and international sources.
The beginning progress of ImagineDemocracy can be viewed through the project’s first media product, below:
Media of the Future