Outside It’s America.
A podcast covering 50 states in 50 days.
Journalist and broadcaster Philip O’Connor writes:
I was in the Hilton Hotel in New York where Donald Trump’s campaign was based on election day 2016, and the result shocked everyone – that shouldn’t happen if the media and journalism had done its job.
But it didn’t.
A major part of the reason for that was that nobody listened to ordinary American voters whose ballots decided the election.
So this time around, instead of sitting at a desk rewriting press releases or talking to academics and other journalists and regurgitating opinion polls that turn out to be wrong, I’m going to hit the road through all 50 states for 50 days and see what they have to say.
I’m going to visit diners and laundromats, gyms and gas stations, main streets and city halls to find out exactly what they are thinking and what will influence how they cast their votes.
To do this I need support, so I’ve started a Kickstarter campaign (see below), and there are sponsorship opportunities available.
For €10 (or a measly 20c per episode) you’ll get 50 podcasts, plus an e-postcard from the road every week, and €35 will get you a daily email. For €500 you can sponsor a whole episode, and if you have a big brand and want to sponsor the whole series, then I’m all ears.
The media business is broken, and this is me trying out a new way of making it viable while bringing you something unique that nobody else can or will do.
On November 3, I’ll be in New York, on the ground as the votes are tallied.