This just in from Prof. Tag, whose friend is editor of video content at the New York Times. It’s never too soon to build your personal brand and it doesn’t get much better than sending a potential employer to a link to your work on the New York Times website!
We just launched a video project, The New Hard Times, which features conversations between people who lived through the Great Depression and young people (grandchildren, students, nieces, neighbors) who are grappling with the economic crisis today. There are two NYT videos up on the site right now and we’re asking for user generated video — that people pick up their video cameras and record memories and lessons from grandparents, aunts and uncles, neighbors, etc who lived through the Great Depression. We’re going to be posting a third Times video on the home page in a week or two and at that point we hope to have several user videos to display along with it.
It strikes me as an excellent opportunity for students to do the project and get their work displayed on The Times website.
Here is the link to the project: http://www.nytimes.com/thenewhardtimes.
Please pass along to anyone you think might be interested.