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Date: Nov 03, 2008
Hofstra Students to Report on Historic Presidential Election
Student reporters will cover races for WRHU, Radio Hofstra University and Nassau News onlineHofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University students ranging from print and online journalists to broadcasters will be reporting from various venues both on campus and in surrounding communities during this year’s Election Night.
Members of WRHU, Radio Hofstra University will begin their largest broadcasting night of the year at 6 p.m. with special editions of A League of Their Own and Long Island Community Spotlight. The night will continue with wall-to-wall location and national election coverage featuring interviews with candidates such as New York State Senator Kemp Hannon, Town of Hempstead Supervisor Kate Murray, and Hempstead Town Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby. To listen to WRHU’s election night coverage, tune in to 88.7FM or www.wrhu.org.
Students involved in online journalism classes will be operating from NewsHub, Hofstra’s state-of-the-art converged newsroom in Dempster Hall. Hofstra’s journalism students will be reporting from Nassau and Suffolk Counties as well as New York City throughout the day, interviewing voters about their candidate preferences. This information will be posted onto NassauNews.org/news, Hofstra's online news site.
At 7 p.m., students will begin an innovative hybrid live blog and video stream of the day’s election news in collaboration with student journalists from across the country, who will share their reports on Nassau News in real time. There will be taped video reports and a working information room feeding real-time news reports into the news presentation, as well as a live presence on social networks such as Twitter, Facebook and Flickr. Students not reporting on the election will be able to view election returns during the Educate ’08 Election Night Returns Party from 7 -11 p.m. in the main dining room of the Sondra and David S. Mack Student Center, North Campus.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students can choose from more than 140 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 22 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis. Hofstra offers a faculty whose highest priority is teaching excellence. The University also provides excellent facilities with state-of-the-art technology, extensive library resources and internship programs that match students’ interests and abilities with appropriate companies and organizations. The Hofstra community is driven, dynamic and energetic, helping students find and focus their strengths to prepare them for a successful future.