Our Commute Documenters are a critical component in the DC Commute Times mission to bridge the ideals of civic journalism with the economic and political realities in which it exists. Documenters are you—with a camera phone taking pictures and videos of the latest traffic snafu, Metro delay or delivery truck parked in a bike lane.
Documenters participate in a range of projects, including, but not limited to:
- Attending and documenting public governance meetings and civic events
- Engaging in projects designed to increase the role of reporting and storytelling in public discourse
- Using data, official reports and community dialogue to provide context to some of Metro DC’s most pressing issues
- Writing reflections to be featured on the DC Commute Times Documenters Blog
If this sounds like something you’re interested in, email us your resume (Subj: “I Wanna Be A Commute Documenter!”). If it seems like you might be a good fit, we’ll require you to meet with us one-on-one to go over your specific technical needs, your experience (if any), our expectations, and determine what events fit your schedule and interest.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. $15/hour stipends are provided per approved assignment.
This program is made possible through sponsorships from several organizations including the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission and TransitScreen.