Jacob Soboroff says grab a camera and get out there and film. His project, Why Tuesday, leads by example, using video interviews to create accountability through quality journalism.
Soboroff did an excellent presentation for the February 24 DC Media Makers. Why Tuesday is a non-profit group that uses video blogs to increase voter turnout and enact election reform. His goal? “To help save democracy in America.”
On his way out of the NPR building Soboroff gave his advice to new video bloggers. Check out his video response.
Why Tuesday is new media journalism done right, using the tools at hand to affect change.
This tactic may work with student news organizations. An offer for five or 10 dollars for the first 10 or 20 video interviews of student government members (or a pizza per interview) would probably pull in interested students, who would then become well-informed students.
Soboroff also noted the usefulness of infographics to enrich video content (a technique definitely worth investigating in a future post).
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