On December 20, 2007, MTV announced their collaboration with AP Online Video Network for coverage of the 2008 Elections. As you will see below, they have selected a citizen journalist from each state to file weekly stories from a youth perspective throughout the year. The MTV Michigan correspondent will be funk/soul artist Nadir Omowale.
“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 20, 2007 – New York, NY – MTV, as part of its Emmy-winning “Choose or Lose” campaign (www.ChooseorLose.com), today unveiled “Street Team ’08”: a specially recruited group of 51 citizen journalists – one from every state and Washington, D.C. – who will cover the 2008 elections from a youth perspective and tailor their reports for mobile devices. The members will contribute weekly, multi-media reports (short form videos, blogs, animation, photos, podcasts) that will be distributed via a soon-to-launch WAP site, MTV Mobile, Think.MTV.com and to the more than 1,800 sites in the Associated Press Online Video Network. Carefully selected by MTV after an extensive nationwide search, the one-of-a-kind press corps will be armed with mobile media like laptops, video cameras and cell phones, and charged with uncovering the untold political stories that matter most to young people in their respective states. [Read more…]