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Rex Sorgatz

The Grey Album is less great in retrospect

apr 7
2009

Elkhart Project

Sorta interesting project: msnbc.com* just launched The Elkhart Project, which uses one city in middle America through which to view the economic crisis. I heard they actually bought a house in town, where journalists/producers will be staying while they file reports, which makes it somewhat reminiscent of reality television (though it appears to be completely online, not integrated into the cable network). Also, the project is interestingly launched on Newsvine's platform. [via]

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*my former employer.

posted by Rex at 4:56 PM on April 7, 2009

I heard they actually bought a house in town, where journalists/producers will be staying while they file reports...

If the whole high-minded James Agee angle doesn't work out, they can always fall back on the sure thing: using the house in elaborate ploys to lure child predators.

posted by adm at 7:39 PM on April 7, 2009

Many RV plant employees in that area are from Indiana's Amish Country. No mention of how the economic crisis affects that community, if at all.

posted by Jed at 11:21 AM on April 8, 2009

Interesting project. I'll be looking forward to it.

posted by TVguy at 3:13 PM on April 8, 2009




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