Election winners

Some students from my editing classes helped with this effort to cover local elections last night in Chapel Hill and neighboring Carrboro. As one student told me in class this morning:

It was fun. We had to wait for a while for anything to do, and then suddenly all the stories came in at once.

Whether online or in print, some things about election night remain the same. What’s different now is the online commentary (such as this) about media coverage, particularly reporting by student journalists.

2 thoughts on “Election winners

  1. Re: Copy Editors: Keep Them…and Keep Them Local:

    ” Instead of consolidating copy desks, why not have copy editors work more closely with reporters, not only in the main newsroom but also in newspaper bureaus?”

    Sounds good — if one’s newspaper has not made a dreadful and all-but-declared move to a universal copy desk, or does not force trained and experienced copy editors to “edit” high school poetry or do clerical tasks formerly performed by laid-off and otherwise disppeared office staff.

    Peter Rozovsky
    Philadelphia Inquirer

  2. Awesome idea. I wish I had gotten to do projects like these for class, working with other classes; I’m glad you guys are doing it now.

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