Ian V. Rowe

by Ian V. Rowe

Back in February, on Super Tuesday, MTV News/Knight Foundation Street Teamer Dani Carlson did a Flixwagon mobile phone interview with Alaska Governor — and now presumptive Republican vice-presidential candidate — Sarah Palin, who had some interesting things to say about energy policy and the “party machinery.” In this interview, Palin calls controversial Republican presidential hopeful […] more »

by Ian V. Rowe

The premise of our MTV/Knight Choose or Lose Street Team ’08 is that the path to civic participation and becoming a voter is different for everyone, particularly among today’s youth. Frequently, young people disconnect the issues that concern them most, from the act of voting – on the premise that their individual vote won’t make […] more »

by Ian V. Rowe

“When I say that we all ought to collectively stand, bend over, and moon the rest of the media world, I really mean it. And it’s too bad a few people had crappy times, but that’s entirely the failure of this country to build the kind of communications infrastructure that Europeans and Koreans can’t laugh […] more »

by Ian V. Rowe

We’re excited to share the below announcement of our work with the Knight Foundation, and now Associated Press! MTV TAPS 51 STATE–BASED CITIZEN JOURNALISTS FOR “CHOOSE OR LOSE ’08” AP Online Video Network & Top Mobile Carriers to Distribute Weekly “Street Team ’08” Reports Knight Foundation Grant Helps Power Mobile Media Election Coverage Experiment December […] more »

by Ian V. Rowe

We listened. More than any time in human history, young people have more tools at their avail to consume – and create – information on the issues that are most relevant to them. So to figure out exactly what MTV’s approach would be to truly engage young people aged 18-30 during this Presidential election cycle […] more »