New Media, The “Youth Vote” And Generation “We”

The "audacity of hope"...It's a powerful potion for all ages, not just Generation "WE." I wrote about "marketing hope" awhile back on this post Inconvenient Truth Meets Digital Earth and am in a bit … [Read more...]

Media Simulations Where Kids Cast Their Vote: Silly or Sage?

I vote sage. But you probably figured that. Sunday's Kids Pick the President Nickelodeon News special fell off my radar...even with Linda Ellerbee’s encouragement to get in the practice of … [Read more...]

Got 5 Friends? Google Maps + Celebrities Rock the Vote

Got 5 minutes? Watch this video. Got 5 friends? Tell ‘em to register NOW to vote. Some states close their voter registration in less than 72 hours, as early as October 4th. (deadlines for … [Read more...]

Want Change? Obama or McCain, It’s In The Bag

Leave it to our consumptionist culture to create a “Make A Change” designer handbag with a cause-marketing twist. A portion of the proceeds go to Rock the Vote, but I dare say at $95 a … [Read more...]

Do Youth See Politicians As Puppets?

As MyDebates.org gives kids a MySpace forum for Social Studies classrooms to attempt to instill a civic sense of  ‘how it all works’ with “Who won? Who lost?’ Who made the … [Read more...]