Short-form video meets politics, courtesy of NowThis News
and its recent Q&A with U.S. Senate hopeful Cory Booker
The digital video news outlet is publishing a series
of five video snippets on Instagram
of the Newark, N.J., mayor answering a variety of questions relating to his bid for national office.
NowThis is touting the series as the first-ever political interview created specifically for Instagram—what it calls an “Instaview.”
Check out a couple of the first clips from the series:
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Could this be part of a brave new world of political discourse? I hope so. As a certified journalism nerd, I think it’s pretty darn cool.
In the interest of equal time, we wondered if NowThis would offer the same opportunity to Booker’s opponent, Steve Lonegan. A request for information about future political Instaviews garnered no response by time of publication.