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Why Tuesday? At The Webbys


Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

NEW YORK, NY — Last night I spoke to our fellow Webby nominees and notables on the red carpet in New York City about what is hot in politics online, and it’s not just Obama Girl. Efforts like ours using citizen journalism on the campaign trail to bring attention to oft-ignored issues was a hot topic.

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  1. ‘As Real As Four-Dollar Gas’ « CauseWired Says:

    […] June 13, 2008 · No Comments That was my friend Ali Velshi’s take on the impact of citizen journalism on the political process, a topic that will be pretty well-represented in CauseWired. We hear from Ali as well as Ludacris, will.i.am, Obama Girl and other gliterati in WhyTuesday’s red carpet video from the Webby awards in New York, interviewed by Jacob Soboroff. Why Tuesday? is a non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 2005 by my friend Bill Wachtel to “raise awareness about the broken state of America‚Äôs voting system and to find solutions to increase voter turnout and participation in elections.” They do some cool stuff with video and public question – the name, of course, comes from the open question about the traditional timing of American elections. Click for the video. […]

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