Fresh on the heels of WBUR’s first “Tweet-Up,” another opportunity presents itself to debunk the stereotype of social media sites as all sizzle but no steak—a project that could sell the naysayers on social media’s news-gathering utility. Folks would then be forced to sit up and take notice. At least I hope they will.
To pull this off I am going to need your help.
WBUR’s Inside Out documentary unit is producing a program on the decline of the middle class. They need people feeling the economic pinch to contact them.
Here is a chunk of the synopsis furnished to me:
As part of a special reporting project at WBUR on the decline of the middle class, Anthony Brooks recently sat down to talk with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
The Senator told Brooks that he expected his questions posted on his website about middle class stress would prompt but a few dozen responses. Instead he heard back from more than 1,200 people.
Share your stories about what the middle class squeeze means to you. E-mail us at email@example.com.
My question for you: How and where to get the word out? What social media sites should WBUR plumb for potential responses?
Also, I would be much obliged if you circulated the above e-mail to friends and colleagues, as well as post it on any appropriate sites. And for those who do respond, please tell us how you first learned about the project.
And thanks to all who helped get the word out via Twitter!