US Senator Launches Two “Policycast” Series

Apr 8th, 2009 | By | Category: Podcasting, Video Podcasts

U.S. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (New Mexico) is reaching out to his constituents by several different media. Bingaman has launched two video podcasts, a YouTube channel, and keeps in touch with voters via his Facebook page.

Why two different video podcast series? One podcast is a short (less than 2 minutes) weekly overview of Congressional and New Mexico news. The second podcast, the “Bingaman Policycast,” averages five minutes in length and examines individual issues in greater depth.

In a very superficial review of the two podcasts, they are nicely-produced, the Senator is well-spoken and engaging, but the presentation itself is not so tightly-scripted that it seems false or forced. And the viewer’s time investment is minimal – the overview and in-depth podcasts are both brief.

Bingaman announced the podcast series via his Facebook presence, where he also asked his constituents to e-mail him with questions to be featured on future episodes.

Both the “Jeff Bingaman Weekly Podcast” and the more detailed “Jeff Bingaman Policycast) are available via iTunes.

via New Mexico Independent

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