In December 2007 and January 2008 a scrappy band of independent journalists piled into a van, drove to Iowa and gave the world a very unique view of the campaigning leading up to the Iowa caucuses. Unlike the legacy media that was focused on the horse race between the leading candidates, The UpTake’s cameras focused on issues, people’s concerns and the general goofiness of asking Iowa to determine who our next President should be. On top of that we pioneered live internet video streaming of political events.
Four years later, the need for our type of coverage is even greater. So we’re going back to Iowa. If you’d like to help us, let us know. We need volunteers to shoot video, edit, write and just coordinate all the craziness. You can be on the ground in Iowa or anywhere in the world on a computer. No time? Then make a donation!
To remind you of what we did, we’ve reposted an amusing video Chuck Olsen made summarizing what we covered in Iowa. Enjoy!
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