Mediathon 1: Politics (“D’oh!”)

Photo: Juliana explains Mediathon rules.

Mediathon 1 Kickoff @ MRY

The inaugural Mediathon was held on September 21, 2013. The assignment was as follows: In teams of 3-4 people, produce content that humorously addresses the topic of: “The Do’s — and D’Oh!n’ts — of Getting, and Holding, Political Office”

With Anthony Weiner, Eliot Spitzer, Mark Sanford, former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, and an ever-growing (and sadly amusing) cast as a backdrop, the assigned task is to create media in a format or formats that can be consumed in two minutes and will, with humor, talk about what one should(n’t) do if running for or holding public office.

The Result: Five hilarious pieces of media — three satirical videos, an app that tells you which sleazy politician will most appeal to you, and a tool that lets you report on the questionable doings of politicians shared socially and to news organizations.