Rock the Vote / WireTap Call for Young Election Reporters

Rock The Vote / WireTap: Calling for Election 2008 Reporters!
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As young voters are coming out to vote in record numbers, WireTap magazine parterend up with Rock the Vote to support the work of five emerging reporters for Rock the Trail project. These young reporters will rock their local, state and presidential campaign trails to deliver blogs, articles and videos from the communities they live in, reporting on young people’s top issues. Rock the Trail reporters will help make this election relevant, fun and meaningful for new voters.

The issues and voices of Rock the Trail reporters will be posted on RocktheVote.com, WireTapMag.org, BET.com, WashingtonPost.com and will also be available for viewing on AT&T mobile phones.

Entries will be judged by the young staff of Rock the Vote and WireTap, as well as an advisory panel of distinguished journalists including:

–Jeff Chang, award-winning author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip Hop Generation
–Sian-Pierre Regis, producer, BET News
–Peter Rothberg, associate publisher, The Nation magazine
–Jose Antonio Vargas, political feature writer, The Washington Post.

Rock the Trail reporters will be paid a $500 monthly stipend and supplied with a laptop, cell phone and video camera to rock the 2008 campaign trail. Rock the Trail reporters will work approximately 10 hours a week from May 15 to November 30 interviewing candidates, elected officials, campaigners, young voters, youth organizers and Rock the Vote artists discussing everything from the Presidential race to mayoral elections and anything in between.

So, if you’re a U.S. citizen between the ages of 18-29 and interested in reporting on one of the most exciting times in U.S. politics, please visit http://www.Rockthevote.com/rockthetrail to complete an application by May 7th (not a minute after 11:59pm).

Rock the Trail project is sponsored by AT&T.

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