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.