Since its inception in July 2007, The UpTake has advanced the frontier of news gathering through social media and cutting edge technology, attracting national attention through our coverage of the 2008 political conventions and the Minnesota U.S. Senate recount and trial. The UpTake was recognized as a top-ten website of 2008 by the Center for Public Integrity and won a number of awards from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Find us on the web at http://TheUpTake.org/Our YouTube Channel is: http://www.youtube.com/user/UpTakeVideo
Our live and produced videos regularly appear on newspapers all over Minnesota (including the state’s largest paper, the Star Tribune), on national cable networks such as MSNBC and CNN, on the BBC and countless other websites. We develop relationships with these large outlets to expand the reach of the stories and videos we produce.
Citizens everywhere have the power to produce videos in their own voices. More and more, coverage of events and political issues is shaped by Citizen Journalists with cell phone video, consumer grade cameras, and the internet as a means to broadcast. The UpTake has been at the forefront of this movement, bringing in-depth coverage of hearings and live video of events to new audiences.
Good journalism gives context to information and data. The UpTake has become an expert in crowd-sourcing video, information and data and then adding context for our community and media partners.
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We have been at the forefront of technology and journalism since our founding. Our mission is to provide a deeper level of transparency for information the public demands. We do this by training the public to become journalists themselves, as well as by providing our content directly to other news organizations.
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