Tag: MTV

by Liz Nord

It’s been a few weeks since our whirlwind of reporting from the political conventions, which has given me a bit of a chance to reflect on how it all went down. From celebrity-studded parties, to the tear gassing of protesters, to lots and lots of young voters, mobile reporting using new technologies was instrumental to […] more »

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 Liz Nord

(A Street Team ’08 video by our Connecticut reporter plays at Election HQ in MTV’s Virtual World.) One of the main components of Knight and MTV’s big citizen journalism experiment, Street Team ’08, is MOBILE. In our case, the already loaded term has many meanings…our project includes mobile phones, on both the production and distribution […] more »

by Liz Nord

Since January, 2008 and through the primary season, the team of 51 MTV / Knight Street Team citizen journalists has been producing weekly local and national reports in the form of blog posts, video stories, photo journals and audio stories. Check out their stories at www.chooseorlose.com or via our mobile WAP site (m.streetteam08.com)(and via mobile […] 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 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 »