Youth culture and politics (on the whole) do not mix well. Most young adults care more about voting in American Idol than the American presidential elections, but MySpace and MTV are hoping to reverse that trend.
Both sites have announced that they have signed up to stream a series of “one-one-one dialogues” with all the major candidates from both parties in light of the upcoming US presidential race.
The conversations between MySpace and MTV members and politicians will take place town hall style-e on college campuses across the US. The events will streamed live on MySpace and later broadcast on MTV and the MTVU college campus television network.
The interactive interviews will allow web surfers to chat directly to any given presidential candidate, meaning that they will be able to be a part of the sitting without being present in the room.
The first of the MTV-MySpace dialogues has been confirmed for September 27 at 12 p.m. ET, with Democratic candidate John Edwards in the key primary state of New Hampshire. Further representatives from both parties will feature in later webcasts.
Similar projects via YouTube seemed to drum up a lot of fresh interest in politics, so we’ve no reason to doubt that MySpace and MTV’s effort’s wont, particular with a technologically savvy method of delivery.
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