Students prepare for election coverage

Oct 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Campus News, October 30, 2008, September 25, 2008

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications is planning a night of converged election coverage.

More than 70 students in radio, television, online and print journalism have been gearing up to cover Election 2008. The student participation in election coverage is the capstone in a semester of election-focused events. Coverage begins at 8 p.m., Nov. 4 and continues through midnight.

“It’s a big undertaking,” said Trina Creighton, a broadcasting professor who is coordinating the election coverage.

Students will produce and host a live newscast on Channel 21 with reports streaming to News Net Nebraska (, the college’s student-produced multimedia news service, and 90.3 KRNU.

Students will do live newsroom shots from campaign headquarters and interview local political experts and photojournalist will be sending in photos.

A number of stories in pre-production will also be presented. They include  profiles of senatorial and presidential candidates; a look at the state’s legislative and congressional races; and the GOP in small-town Nebraska.

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