reports Beet.TV. The videos will feature non-professional journalists and will run on the Op-Ed section of the site until February 5, so-called "Super Tuesday" when a large number of US states hold primary elections.The New York Times is planning to begin running "citizen" videos about the US presidential primary elections on the paper's web site later this week,
The citizen videos were initially scheduled to go live today, but the roll-out has been pushed back to later this week. Beet.TV reports that the videos will be produced by PurpleStates.tv, a video production company founded by Yale's Dr. Cynthia Farrar.
Though the videos are not up at the Times yet, some of the clips are up at Blip.tv in unedited form (one is embedded below).
This is not the first time that the New York Times has turned to amateur video content to flesh out its online offerings. Since October, the newspaper has run clips from political video debate blog Bloggingheads.tv.