College Media / Election 2008

College media election day coverage


UPDATE: I’m twittering tonight, following some of the feeds from college media and others. You can follow CICM here.

I’m going to try to highlight some of the student efforts taking place today and tonight. With record voter turnout expected in a historic election, there should be plenty of angles to cover. This post will be updated with new links as they come in. If your student media organization is doing something with multimedia/online reporting for this election, drop a comment below or send me an e-mail – scmurley -at- and I’ll put it in here.

Just because I’m in the spirit of continuous election coverage, I’ve included a Google map Gadget that is supposed to have continuously updated election results coming in in a few hours. (via TechPresident). UPDATE: I’ve also embedded a Google map with links to all the schools mentioned below.

Here are some links to student newspaper election coverage in swing states (Indiana, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Pennylvania, Florida, Colorado, Nevada):

North Carolina

The Daily Tar Heel election blog and their Twitter stream

Duke Chronicle election blog

The Pendulum (Elon) – updated throughout the night, including Twitter feed.


Penn State Daily Collegian election coverage

Daily Pennsylvanian home page


The Independent Florida Alligator


Va. Tech Collegiate Times election blog  plus a faculty donation database


Colorado Daily news section


Nevada Sagebrush election coverage

UN-Reno J-School – election coverage here.


Northern Star – Twittering from Obama rally in Chicago. Also, live blogs from two columnists here and here

Daily Eastern News – Will be liveblogging local returns and updating interactive map.

Daily Illini – broadcasting live (via Also, voting problems in Champaign-Urbana.


Indiana Daily Student politics section

The Shield – liveblogging local election results and a Google map.


Iowa State Daily -  Election Coverage includes an updated map, video, blogs and slideshows.


KentNewsNet -Photos, video, audio updated throughout the day.


The Maneater at U. Missouri


The State Newslive blog tonight, twitter feed from Chicago, etc.

Michigan Dailyliveblog begins at noon central. Posting photos to Flickr. Election section.

New York

WUSB (Stony Brook) – Democracy Now! broadcast this evening with WUSB reporters calling in reports. Also,, a site run by j-school students from various media outlets, is running live this election day. (via Isobel Breheny-Schafer)

Syracuse – Newhouse School students shoot video and Twitter. Indexed here.


Red and Black – will be liveblogging at 6 p.m. with a continually updated interactive map (via Ed Morales)


InsideVandy election coverage


The Daily Texan election coverage


Northwest Trail – Northwest College will be livestreaming coverage beginning at 9:30 p.m. Mountain (11:30 Eastern)


Daily Californian (Berkeley) – video, audio, and stories updated throughout the day.

The Spartan Daily (SJSU) – will be liveblogging this evening. (via Kyle Hansen)


LSU’s Reveille – The Reveille is liveblogging today (although reader comments are disabled), and has a full page of election coverage.


The Kentucky Kernel – The Kentucky Kernel is using VuVox for a photo-panorama on their election page, and will be providing live coverage throughout the evening.

Washington, DC

The GW HatchetElection coverage here.

So far, I haven’t found anyone in Ohio who’s doing something special for the election. Maybe I’m wrong. I’d be happy to update. UPDATE: Thanks to Mark Goodman for reminding me that Kent State is in Ohio. (Doh!)

If you’re interested in the professional coverage of election day, here’s a pretty good round-up of online sources for news from the New York Observer. Megan Taylor has another list of election-related sources for the addicts among us.