The latest news from Columbia College students studying the 2012 presidential race.
Updated, Oct. 22, 2012.
WPDM reports and blogs on Campaign 2012
Students who major or minor in Writing for Print and Digital Media roll up their sleeves and engage in the "real world."
This semester, students in the reporting class (WRIT 200) and the blogging class (WRIT 190A) are keeping track of the presidential campaign.
On Oct. 16, the bloggers live blog the presidential debate, a town meeting at Hofstra University, a private college on Long Island, N.Y.
On Election Day, reporters and bloggers keep you posted day and night as they interview voters at local precincts. Political science and communication studies students join them at the polls.
Professor Claudia Smith Brinson backs them up, live blogging both events, moderating live blog comments and participation, and editing both the blogging and reporting.
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CC Coverage of the National Conventions and the Presidential Debates
Columbia College on the political scene
As the presidential political campaigns heat up, several exciting developments will put many of our students, faculty and staff in the middle of the national political scene!
Three students, Anna Edmonds, Gisela Lubecke, and Lilit Makaryan, were selected to attend both the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. While at the conventions the students will be working with Emmy-nominated documentary-maker Shane Slattery-Quintanilla, assistant professor in the Print and Digital Media program, to create a documentary of their experiences at the conventions.
The Republican National Convention has selected Columbia College to receive Special Press Credentials. Joining the three students working on the documentary project, four students, Amanda Belue, Rachel Davis, Taylor Stukes and Jen Vance will represent the College as student reporters. The students will be accompanied by Kim Franklin, director of Career Services. The whole group will be hosted by the South Carolina Republican Party at the delegation hotel and participate in a variety of political events and volunteer opportunities.
At the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, a group of 8 students, faculty and staff are participating in Learn, Experience American Democracy (LEAD) 2012
, through The John C. West Forum on Politics and Policy at Winthrop University. The group will participate in a series of convention-related activities, culminating in CarolinaFest, a celebration that will bring more Americans than ever before directly into the heart of convention activity, including an opportunity to witness delegate caucus meetings that will occur in Uptown.