9 Ways To Cover The Election

Nov 6th, 2006 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, Citizen Media, Educational Podcasts, Mobile Podcasting, News Podcasts, Podcasting Events, Video Podcasts, Vlogs

New Assignment’s David Cohn has suggested 9 ways you can blog, vlog or podcast about tomorrow’s elections:

  • At Betsy Devine‚Äôs blog you can learn more about ‚Äúsnapping the leaflets,‚Äù a project to document what propaganda voters are subject to days before the election.
  • Video The Vote is an organized effort, using camera phones and video, to cover any mishaps voters encounter this Tuesday.
  • VoterStory.org has a blog widget that will transmit questionable incidents at the polls to voter protection organizations that will be standing by to intervene and give advice. (Note: Some suspicions have been raised about Voter Story‚Äôs legitimacy.)
  • Congresspedia has a collective effort to profile the challenging candidates who have a decent shot at winning a seat in the 110th Congress.
  • Veek the Vote lets Americans collect and share their voting experience through photo or video.
  • The Polling Place Photo Project is a nationwide experiment in citizen journalism to capture, post and share photographs of democracy in action by documenting the local voting experience.
  • Rock the Vote has launched a user-generated Get Out The Vote video campaign.
  • Predict the winners of elections through sites like Midterm Madness and Predict06, where the crowd can try to determine who will win tomorrow‚Äôs election and why.
  • Along with independent live blogging networks news organizations like the BBC, CNN and others are relying on citizen journalists to get full coverage of this years election.

Details on these options are available at Cohn’s blog.

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