MTV has recruited 51 youngsters - one from every state, plus another from Washington, D.C. - to cover the 2008 election. The 08 Digital Democracy is ramping up and Viacom properties are leading the charge.
The youths are equipped with laptops, cell phones and video cameras, and are being asked to find political stories that resonate with young people, according to Yahoo News.
The news reports will be distributed through Think.MTV.com, a political and community website run by MTV. It will also be distributed through an upcoming service called MTV Mobile to mobile devices, and via the Associated Press’s Online Video Network.