FSP Announces Benn Swann to speak in New Hampshire

Award-Winning Journalist Ben Swann to Address the New Hampshire Liberty Forum

Manchester, NH Two-time Emmy award winning reporter Ben Swann will give the Friday night keynote address at the New Hampshire Liberty Forum on March 6, 2015, organized by the Free State Project.

Manchester, NH – The Free State Project is proud to announce investigative journalist Ben Swann will be appearing at its March conference, the New Hampshire Liberty Forum. Swann, a nationally known video journalist who has won two Emmy Awards and two Edward R. Murrow awards, will be addressing an audience of several hundred libertarian activists on Friday March 6 at 8:30 PM at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, N.H.

Swann, 36, was until 2013 a prime-time anchor at WXIX in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he produced and presented the popular and controversial “Reality Check” segment. He left that job to pursue independent reporting through his “Truth in Media” project. According to benswann.com, his work has garnered over 10 million video views in more than 140 countries.

As an anti-establishment journalist, Swann’s reporting has focused on issues such as the drug war, education, gun control, privacy, foreign policy, and elections. Swann’s vision of journalism consists of “speaking truth to power through media, culture, and technology to empower the voice of the people toward liberty and freedom” (benswann.com). This will be his first time speaking at a Free State Project event.

“Ben Swann is a fearless reporter, willing to cover issues ignored by the mainstream media,” said Free State Project president, Carla Gericke. “When Ben launched his ‘Truth in Media’ project in 2013, he did so here in New Hampshire because Ben understands this is ground zero for the grassroots liberty movement.”

The New Hampshire Liberty Forum, an annual event started in 2007, showcases the Granite State each winter, bringing together national experts in the fields of journalism, economics, education, political science, and philosophy. This year’s event features, in addition to Swann, chairman and CEO of Overstock.com Patrick Byrne, Cato Institute vice president David Boaz, Reason magazine editor Nick Gillespie, successful Brady Act challenger and former sheriff Richard Mack, Charles Koch Institute vice president William Ruger, Wake Forest professor James Otteson, Dartmouth professor Meir Kohn, and many others. The event is open to the public and will be taking place March 5-8, 2015. Tickets can be purchased at nhlibertyforum.com, starting at $125.

The Free State Project educates the public about the benefits of liberty in New Hampshire, and has so far recruited more than 16,000 people sharing the libertarian philosophy to move to New Hampshire from the rest of the United States and several foreign countries.
For more information about the Free State Project, please visit freestateproject.org.