College of Journalism students to cover Election Day 2014

College of Journalism students to cover Election Day 2014

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 6:00pm
Election 2014
Election 2014

More than 50 students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications will be joining forces to bring an extensive day and night of election coverage to television, radio and the Web. On Election Day, Andersen Hall will transform into a working newsroom as the votes are counted and the key races and issues are decided. 

90.3 KRNU will provide rolling Election Day news coverage with election updates throughout the day and evening. 

Star City News, the advanced broadcast reporting and production class, with assistance from CoJMC’s National Broadcasting Society student members will produce a live newscast from 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Time-Warner Cable channel 71.16 or channel 80 in Lincoln.

At 8 p.m., Star City News will go to a live newscast with a two-hour live election night special, also airing on Lincoln’s Time-Warner Cable. The SCN election night special will include live reports from Lincoln and Omaha as our reporters and production crews provide the latest updates from the candidate's campaign watch parties, polling results on statewide races and ballot issues and campaign profile reports.

Live newscasts by Star City News will include interviews of local political experts, including:

• political science professors Elizabeth Theiss-Morse,  John Hibbing, Sergio Wals and Kevin Smith.

• history professor Lloyd Ambrosius.

The Star City News election night coverage will also stream live on NewsNetNebraska.org and provide day-long election updates via Twitter at StarCityNow. 

Advanced editing students will provide election insights throughout the day and night via social media as they monitor and curate state, local and national election news and events for the Web and mobile and post content via NewsNetNebraska.org. 

NewsNetNebraska students will cover Election Day voting activities, providing updates on the NewsNetNebraska.org Web page.    

The Nebraska News Service students will report election results for the statewide consortium of newspapers, broadcast and online news outlets they provide news for across Nebraska. 

ABOUT STAR CITY NEWS
Star City News is a weekly newscast produced by students at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. SCN covers the news that affects Lincoln and the surrounding communities.

ABOUT NEWSNETNEBRASKA
NewsNetNebraska is a student-produced news service of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

ABOUT KRNU
KRNU includes 90.3 KRNU and KRNU 2 KRNU is the campus radio station of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is located in Harold and Marian Andersen Hall.

NEBRASKA NEWS SERVICE

The Nebraska News Service is the state government news wire service provided by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Journalism and Mass Communications.

CONTACTS:

Barney McCoy, NewsNetNebraska, associate professor broadcasting, bmccoy2@unl.edu, 402-472-3047
Luis Peon-Casanova, NewsNetNebraska, assistant professor of practice, broadcasting, lpeon-casanova1@unl.edu, 402-472-3055
Laurie Thomas Lee, National Broadcasting Society advisor, professor broadcasting, llee1@unl.edu, 402-472-0595
May Kay Quinlan, Nebraska News Service director, professor journalism, mquinlan2@unl.edu, 402-472-2557
Michelle Hassler, NewsNetNebraska, lecturer and recruiting coordinator, mhassler3@unl.edu, 402-472-7050
Ford Clark, KRNU station manager, lecturer, fclark4@unl.edu, 402-472-6856