Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Tune in tonight for "Election Eleven!" coverage

Dr. JC Barone, assistant professor of Communication, invites the A&S community to watch "Election Eleven!" tonight:

"Tune in to WCSU's first televised LIVE coverage of the Nov. 8 elections this Tuesday  (Nov. 8) from 8-11pm! Join the Department of Communication for a CNN-styled live  broadcast of “Election Eleven!” through Charter Community Access, Channel 21. This program will also be simulcast over WXCI-FM 91.7, and through live video streaming at www.wcsu.edu/live. As soon as the polls close at 8 pm, the program begins!

"With over a year and a half of planning and involvement from over 45 students, faculty, and staff from 11 different departments and offices at WestConn, this broadcast will be a historic first while providing a vital service to the community.

"Students are using technology such as smartphones to conduct live video field reports from various towns, virtual studio environments, blogging, and instant messaging. The three-hour live broadcast features faculty anchors and commentators Dr. Chris KukkDr. Jay Brower, and Dr. Truman Keys, with Dr. Trish Crouse reporting and analyzing regional race results. Prof. Tammy McVey-Camilleri is assisting in the field. Media Arts Production majors include Kevin Jones directing, with Christa Laukevicz and Billy Trotta, producing.  COM  and Poli Sci students are ramping up for the live broadcast election night. COM 394 Live News and Election Broadcast instructor and executive producer is Dr. JC Barone. University Computing is providing technical support."

"Election Eleven!" already has garnered news coverage in The Litchfield Times in "WCSU Students to Cover Elections."