OffTheBus (OTB) is a citizen-powered and -produced presidential campaign news site sponsored by the Huffington Post and New York University's NewAssignment.Net. Inspired by Timothy Crouse's "Boys On The Bus," an account of the 1972 contest between Nixon and McGovern that chronicles a campaigns' ability to manipulate the press and orchestrate campaign coverage, OTB was founded to better presidential campaign reporting. The project depends, in large part, on its on-the-ground citizen reporters and on cutting-edge distributed reporting techniques.
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Sign up to find out about collaborative reporting assignments. Submit your stories to OffTheBus by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
OffTheBus is the result of the efforts of a nationwide network of more than 7800 contributors -- researchers, writers, and videographers.
New York University
The Huffington Post
David Bohnett Foundation The Pacific Foundation
Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post Jay Rosen, NewAssignment.Net
Editorial Coordinator and Special Correspondent to The Huffington Post
Hanna Ingber Win
Campaign Journals Assistant Editor
Here's My Take Editor
Eyes And Ears Editor
M.S. Bellows, Jr
Mayhill Fowler Sarah Granger
Natasha Vargas-Cooper Christine Wicker
Listening Post Team Editor:
Ben Mishkin Beth Palkovic
Graphic Designer Jeff Grieve
NewAssignment.Net Associate/Editor David Cohn
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For more information, check out the introductory blogposts by Arianna Huffington and Jay Rosen - the project's co-founders (Arianna Huffington: "OffTheBus: HuffPost's Citizen Journalism Project Gets A Name, and Gets Rolling"; Jay Rosen: "OffTheBus.Net Hires Two People Who Know How to Organize")