Doing something this ambitious isn't cheap. It's going to take a lot of new equipment and people to run it.
- 10 new cameras, along with tripods for each
- Cases for the cameras, for when they aren't in use
UStream Accounts to broadcast the streams commercial free
- Storage for the videos
- New computers to live stream with
- Competent people to make it a reality
- Audio cables
- Various other audio/video equipment
Since I started live streaming committee hearings, I've learned the limitations of the press. They only have some much space to report what happens, so they have to wrap it all up in a small package.
It's not nefarious. It's reality. There's only so much space and the gist of what happens is what makes the cut.
The problem is, there's so much more that goes unreported. When every second of every meeting is live and recorded for posterity, the people will get a better look at what their representatives are saying, and how they are acting.
I think some people would be surprised by the things said. I know I was.
Unfortunately, there's no record of it, so people aren't held accountable for it.
That changes if this effort succeeds.
Also, since this effort is totally donor driven, there's no need to increase expenditures, and therefore, no extra cost to Missourians.
If you can't help with a donation, that's understandable.
Here's a couple things you can do to help:
- Share this on your social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter
- Email someone about this.
- Use the share tools provided by Indiegogo.
- Basically, just help spread the word.