Student Journalists Cover 2016 Elections
Nothing grows talent quicker than experience. So, during the 2016 election cycle, WRHU student journalists broadcast alongside professional radio stations and TV networks at many exciting political events. Students broadcast from Talk Media News radio row during the New Hampshire primaries, covered many campaign events from the candidates up and down the east coast, and reported from the floor of the Democratic National Convention and Republican National Convention. The first Presidential Debate was at Hofstra. WRHU reporters were in the media filing center as they had been in 2008 and 2012.
Radio Hofstra University student journalists worked alongside thousands of media professionals in the media filing center and all across campus.
WRHU 2012 Convention Coverage
WRHU reporters Gary Duff, Dennis Foley, and Bill Goodenough report from the Democratic National Convention
WRHU FM news reporters Christine Neumann, Mark Prussin, and Shannan Ferry report live from the Republican National Convention.
Hofstra student journalists were honored to be awarded press credentials to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL on August 25-31, 2012, and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC on September 3-7, 2012. Our student journalists worked side by side with the best journalists in the world from places like: ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NBC. Our student journalists interviewed many national newsmakers.
You can hear their reports from the Convention in the audio player on this page.
- Interview: Text Driving - Dennis Foley
- Interview: Smart Power Grids DNC - Dennis Foley
- Interview: Natural Gas DNC - Dennis Foley
- Interview: Dennis Kucinic - DNC Dennis Foley
- Interview: Texas Rep - Aaron Pena
- Interview: Ryan Reactions Package
- Interview: Jeremy Bitz
- Interview: Congressman Grimm
- Interview: Ann Romney Package
- Interview: Phil Boyle
- Live Hit Newsline RNC
- Interview: Ross Matthews
- Protests in Tampa
- Interview: Assemblyman Ed Ra
- Trouble in TX
Hofstra students increased the scope and depth of convention coverage by airing over 120 live interviews and pre-recorded feature packages.
Our student journalists gained valuable experience interviewing many important political figures and rising stars including a future president.