Jose Antonio Vargas, politics and technology reporter from the Washington Post has stepped up to the plate. He’s created his own YouTubeChannel and he says he’s doing it in part to break down the barriers between reporters and his readers just as the Internet has done for candidates and voters. He’s asking for story tips and ideas as well as telling us a little bit about what’s on his mind. I watched his first installment and really liked what he had to say about how even he feels like an outsider in lobbyist/lawmaker haunts like The Palm (a well-known hang out for lavish dinners and deals).
What a brave new world this is. Candidates are certainly figuring this out and we’re lucky that some reporters, like Vargas are there to help us sort through it all.