Tuesday, November 25, 2008 By Aaron Brown
I was honored to be selected to represent Minnesota for a special project by a media endeavor called "Purplestates.tv." Purplestates dubs itself "People-powered professional journalism" (find out more). It put four regular folks on the campaign trail during the election to cover the candidates and share their changing political thoughts. Now the "50/50/50" project is underway. This is 50 bloggers in 50 states over the course of 50 days covering the U.S. economic crisis in video log form. These bloggers span the political spectrum from Republican red to Democratic blue, hence the purple.
My vLog will run on Friday, Dec. 5. As usual, I will explore how the Iron Range of northern Minnesota fits into the to the global economy of the day. I'm pointing this project out now so you can go over and see some of the great (sometimes bizarre) videos the other bloggers have been posting. These are short, professionally edited pieces that show the diverse nature of America's population and politics. Below are two good ones from a liberal and a conservative, both of which will surprise you. The Georgia guy got picked up by CNN and the Alabama guy made me wish I had used props in my video.
UPDATE: Anyone know the coding on how to shrink these video embeds?