Valley teens to cover DNC
August 12, 2008
CARBONDALE ” A group of local teenagers will be heading to Denver later this month to cover the Democratic National Convention from behind the viewfinders of television cameras.
BE HEARD!, a mobile Internet TV production group based in Carbondale, is sending around 10 youths, age 13 to 19, on the assignment, according to BE HEARD! founder Christopher Tribble.
“We don’t have credentials, but we have permits, parking spaces,” said Tribble, explaining that the teens will be fanning out around the Pepsi Center convention headquarters in search of “a lot of stories that your regular media won’t be getting.”
He said the crews will be covering everything from the story of Denver’s young homeless population to the protests being organized by anti-war and other activists.
“We’ve heard they’re going to give them pamphlets and new clothes so they can go around looking like they’re not homeless,” Tribble said of the city’s homeless kids.
The BE HEARD! crews will be producing two webcasts per day, as well as a “late night TV segment” at the organization’s website, http://www.beheardtv.com.