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Honors

Election Connection

HON 498 – Dr. JC Barone

Modes of Inquiry: Textual Analysis, Scientific and Mathematical Analysis, Artistic Creation and Analysis, Historical, Social and Cultural Analysis

Course Description:

This course is a challenging, comprehensive, hands-on news production class. We prepare and create original pre-recorded, edited news packages and live news content. Production includes working in the field, on location, and in a TV studio. Strict adherence to broadcasting deadlines must be met, attendance is mandatory, teamwork is necessary, and individual responsibility is a must. Lectures provide concepts and theories about news production work, industry practices and techniques, interviewing, and information regarding civics, government, and politics. Production work beyond class time is expected. Live News & Election Coverage may be used by Media Arts Production students as a major elective and non-majors as a free elective. Majors may repeat the course as a free elective.

This past fall, Election Connection's three shows enjoyed more than 2,200 viewers from our live election coverage that was broadcast and live streamed, and simulcast over YouTube, WXCI-FM 91.7, and the WCSU web. Election Connection covers national, state, and local races, conducts interviews with candidates, and covers important issues facing Americans today.