Humber students from all years from the Advanced Journalism Program partnered with post-graduates in Journalism school and Faculty to provide live coverage of the Oct. 22 municipal election on different multimedia platforms.
A radio show was hosted by students on 96.9 Radio Humber, guiding the listeners through the latest updates. Students also filled radio reports live in the locations interviewing the candidates and people at the location.
For TV, teams partnered up to shoot and report on camera on different locations, including Etobicoke North, Lakeshore, Brampton, Vaughan, Mississauga, and Hamilton.
“”Election night was actually a blast,” said final year diploma student Joshua Drakes.
“It was a ton of fun. A lot of unknown, a lot of chaos. But out of that chaos came an experience that I wouldn’t trade for anything else,” he said.
“It was overwhelming at the beginning but as the night progressed it was actually a really good feeling,” said second year diploma student Hawi Tulu, calling it “a feeling of you belong there!”
“We really got a unique experience of feeling like the media in the room,” said postgraduate student Scott McLaughlin.
Social media teams were in charge of updating Twitter live with the latest information and results at @HumberOnline. They also filled in online stories for the Humber News website and created data visualizations.