New Media That Matters II (Or How Upside Down Media Works)
Sometimes getting things done only requires that you ask.
I’ve gotten tons email from people wanting to volunteer to report on what’s happening on our nations Gulf Coast after Katrina. The two people haven’t been chosen yet.
If you are interested keep the following in mind:
This will happen fast. I plan on sending our volunteer reporters down to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast within the next five to ten days.
If you want to be considered just send an email saying why.
It is not necessary to send a resume. This is upside down journalism.
I’m looking for passion more than video skills. If you care about something it will show in what you do. So just tell me why you care.
I’ve gotten several emails from people on the Gulf Coast telling me where the ‘story” really is in the region. All of that will be passed on to our reporters.
This is some new stuff for most of us so any ideas anyone has are appreciated.
Just post them in the comments or email me.
Some major websites and people are getting involved in our experiment.
The Blog Herald has given cash and will do a podcast with our reporters.
And most importantly, Candice Quates will be taking our reporters to some bars to meet some locals and will cover the tab.
Many bloggers, Video bloggers and regular folks, some with very high profile, have asked how they can get involved.
Besides talking about it, lets get creative.
It’s not too late to get involved. Volunteer your money, time or skills to the experiment. Any extra money will given to charities in the region (decided by you, the readers).
Just shoot me an email with your ideas.
I’m still waiting for some cool person to design us a t-shirt.Andy Hagans, blog networks, bloggers, candice quates, Katrina, Know More Media, new media, New Orleans, Rahim Sonawella, reporters, vloggers