Attention, writers interested in covering the U.S. presidential elections in 2008. Read on about an opportunity to be a vital part of Off The Bus—Campaign Coverage by People Who Aren't in the Club:
Do you obsess over politics? Are you tired of the same-old horse race coverage? Do you enjoy writing or making videos?
Then you might be exactly who we're looking for.
OffTheBus, a renegade citizen media effort co-sponsored by the Huffington Post and NewAssignment.net and a nationwide network of citizen journalists, is looking for campaign correspondents. Responsible for covering and examining presidential campaign and grassroots activity, especially in their own backyards, our correspondents will provide an alternative look at the upcoming election. Correspondents will also be featured prominently on OffTheBus, as well as on the Huffington Post.
A bit more about us. Our goal is to provide the most authentic account of the 2008 presidential election contests. Unlike traditional political reportage, we make no assumption that leader boards and point ticks in the poll tell anything of value about the real stories behind an election cycle. Instead, we think you—with the unique perspective you bring that is distinctly NOT part of the journalistic machine—can provide a much better account of what this election looks and feels like...
If you're interested in signing up or have any questions, go here.
I'll be writing for Off The Bus, and I'm so excited about being part of the media coverage for what will definitely be an intense, fascinating election. When I post there, I'll cross-post here.