Friday, April 2, 2010

Letters to Lansing answered with a YouTube twist

In a recent segment of PBS Newshour, political blogger Micah Sifry commented that it would be a great step forward if President Obama started responding to constituent letters via YouTube on a regular basis. While President Obama has yet to implement a series like this on the White House YouTube channel, it appears that Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm has taken Sifry's advice to heart.

This week, Granholm released this video in which she reads aloud from citizen mail and comments on each letter:



The Granholm team says they plan to continue creating videos like this on a regular basis. In my opinion, it's a nice, simple example of state government using old and new forms of communication in tandem to respond to citizen concerns. And for those of you who can't bear to use snail mail, there's always the "post a video response" option.

3 comments:

Danmark Bag Facaden said...

it would be a nice thing if politicians begins to answer ordinary people..maybe that will improve their human social skills a little, rather than allways be on highlevel of thinkin...
sry for english...

-Danmark Bag Facaden

helena said...

That was awesome! Probably one of the more interesting reads in awhile. Damn interesting……..

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iskatewinslet said...

That was awesome! Probably one of the more interesting reads in awhile.



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