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Update: The Street Team's Real World

Over the past 48 hours, a few things have progressed with what Ryan Tate of Gawker called the “Street Team Stipend Disaster.” First, the conversation over MTV not paying freelancers has gone viral – and is being led by the community of past and current freelancers. Second, we have still not heard a public response…

Medicare to Marriage to Military: Equal Rights

Wow, Kim. Though we’ve never met, I have to tell you. Speaking at the rally took balls. Today, as any day, we need to be indifferent to the uninformed judgement that being gay might bring – and encouraged by the fact that our nation, gay and straight, are organizing against the passage of Prop 8. This is the…

Street Team Final Video Favorites

It was certainly a historic election to cover, perhaps in ways I will only understand with time and reflection. Last night as I dozed off and looked over my video camera perched on my tripod, I thought about all the times we spent together. Will I ever be out on the trail again with my mobile pack?…

Reporting Live from AP on Election Night

From the MTV News Press Release that went out yesterday ****UPDATE: Watch AP’s “BIG ISSUE: ELECTION RESULTS” LIVE web cast Election Night, starting at 7:00PM EST. Here’s the link: http://video.ap.org/v/Legacy.aspx?partner=en-ap  “Two MTV Choose or Lose citizen journalists will take part in the first-ever Associated Press live streaming online continuous video stream, “Big Issue: Election Results.”…

The Tuesday Telemarketers

Here is my latest MTV story. Last weekend in DC, there was a sort of…”Last Call” party for Barack Obama. It was a massive phone banking telethon – designed by Obama’s national headquarters, organized and put into action by the DC for Obama office. Rachel, a full-time volunteer, was on hand to talk. She had two cell phones, numbers scratched…

The Global Clique

Originally purposed for MTV. This week’s piece is about seven young students. Not all Americans, but all in America. Stan’s parents are French. Benedict has lived in the States since ’98. Eliza is half Swedish, half American and is Co-Editor of the school’s newspaper, the International Dateline. Then there is Leena, who is a junior…

Freedom to Object on AP

I started this series on GI Resistance a plastic blue bench at the Quantico brig. I sat across a Marine in a  blue jump suit and wire rim glasses. I could tell he was also apprehensive to see me as I was him. But there we were, face-to-face, two sets of security guard eyes on us, with a clock…

"RNC-Goers React to McCain's Speech"

  The feature story on the Street Team home page tonight is my compliation of live reactions immediately following McCain’s acceptance speech. Other feature stories were: Charlie, Wisconsin “Behind Bars in the Twin Cities” Dani, Alaska “Weighin in on Palin” Charles, Utah “John Legend Opens Up About Opening DNC” Michael, Nevada “The Celebrity Vote” Nadir,…