The Uptake


The UpTake is a citizen-fueled, online video news gathering organization. Established July 2007.

Hi. We’re The UpTake. We're an alternative to mainstream media, but mostly we're a training resource for your average or not-so-average Joe & Jane. We want to teach you to (drumroll & a thunderclap) BE THE MEDIA.

You might know us from our coverage at the Republican National Convention, our live-stream of the Coleman v. Franken recount trial, our play-by-play coverage of the Minnesota legislature, our daily clips of White House events…or maybe you've just seen us and our modest army of citizen journalists around town.

Watch our front page daily for news, livestreams of local and national events, and more.