(104) Fresno & North Bergen

Here are links to two mainstream internet video journalism pieces on suburban poverty.  One is from Fresno, CA.  The other is from North Bergen, NJ.  The North Bergen piece is pretty shallow stuff, hit-and-run, low cost journalism.  A reporter talks to a food bank user who has seen her aspirations to be middle class evaporate over the last few years and, my goodness, it apparently sucks for that person.
The California piece is a little better, takes in the problem and goes for a bit of a walkabout with people capable of analysing the big picture and involved with activist responses.  Either way…
The New Poor of Fresno Time Video
America’s New Poor CNNMoney