Young Reporters, New Tools, and Political Reporting

Nord, Liz
June 2008
Nieman Reports;Summer2008, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p12
The article focuses on Street Team '08, a team of volunteer young adults who cover the U.S. presidential election for MTV News, the news division of the cable television network MTV. These so-called "citizen journalists" present video and audio reports on the election campaign to be broadcast on MTV, each one covering a separate U.S. state and Washington, D.C. Their training is detailed, as are the technological hardware and computer software with which they produce and distribute their reporting.


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