Friday, November 4, 2011
CSPAN Video 23: New Media and the Youth Vote
This C-SPAN video clip is from 2008 and features David Burstein in conversation with Brian Lamb. Burstein discusses his documentary 18 in '08, which explores the youth vote's significance in the 2008 election. The clip features an important segment from the documentary that explores the significance of the internet (specifically sites like YouTube and Facebook). The guests interviewed noted that the internet has quickly become a major influence on the youth vote, because it serves as an information source and a community environment. Youth voters have come to rely on it. The video is highly recommended.