Communication students getting the scoop on election night


KENNESAW, Ga. (Oct 29, 2020) — Kennesaw State University communication students will gain valuable real-world experience on election night through an interactive project assigned by professors Josh Azriel and Stella Payne from the School of Communication and Media (SOCM).

Students in Azriel’s video news production course will hone their journalism skills by reporting election results and reactions in newscasts that will be shown live from 7 to 9 p.m. on the KSU News Now Facebook page and SOCM’s Twitter account. One crew of students will anchor and produce the shows from the TV studio in the Social Sciences Building while other students will give live updates during the newscasts from polling locations and candidate victory parties around metro Atlanta.

“We want students to be able to build their portfolios for jobs,” Azriel said. “We want people to be able to try new things, which is why we have all of these different positions for them to try throughout the semester, including being reporters on camera, videographers, producers, editors, graphics people and researchers.”

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