Ian V. Rowe

by Ian V. Rowe

Back in February, on Super Tuesday, MTV News/Knight Foundation Street Teamer Dani Carlson did a Flixwagon mobile phone interview with Alaska Governor — and now presumptive Republican vice-presidential candidate — Sarah Palin, who had some interesting things to say about energy policy and the “party machinery.” In this interview, Palin calls controversial Republican presidential hopeful […] more »

by Ian V. Rowe

The premise of our MTV/Knight Choose or Lose Street Team ’08 is that the path to civic participation and becoming a voter is different for everyone, particularly among today’s youth. Frequently, young people disconnect the issues that concern them most, from the act of voting – on the premise that their individual vote won’t make […] more »

by Ian V. Rowe

“When I say that we all ought to collectively stand, bend over, and moon the rest of the media world, I really mean it. And it’s too bad a few people had crappy times, but that’s entirely the failure of this country to build the kind of communications infrastructure that Europeans and Koreans can’t laugh […] more »

by Ian V. Rowe

We’re excited to share the below announcement of our work with the Knight Foundation, and now Associated Press! MTV TAPS 51 STATE-BASED CITIZEN JOURNALISTS FOR “CHOOSE OR LOSE ’08” AP Online Video Network & Top Mobile Carriers to Distribute Weekly “Street Team ’08” Reports Knight Foundation Grant Helps Power Mobile Media Election Coverage Experiment December […] more »

by Ian V. Rowe

We listened. More than any time in human history, young people have more tools at their avail to consume – and create – information on the issues that are most relevant to them. So to figure out exactly what MTV’s approach would be to truly engage young people aged 18-30 during this Presidential election cycle […] more »