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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Politics 2.0: Video the Vote

Video the Vote seeks to report disenfranchisement in real time through the use of everyday citizens with cameras. Essentially, they're taking citizen journalism to a mass level by getting everyone in on one particular story (as opposed to many people in on many different stories). It will be interesting to see the response - both from participants eager to root out problems and from authorities who are supposed to be preventing the problems in the first place. Also of interest: how will multiple citizen journalists shape the story? While there is still a set point of view to the piece, the influence of many reporters could alter the story.

Wonder if this trend will continue; more stories featuring multiple vantage points could be really cool, but will a unified POV still be necessary for truly compelling stories?

Check out Video the Vote's YouTube video below:

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