Students in my Social Media and the Presidential Race honors class, which I have taught with my colleague Jeff South this fall semester, have planned and implemented the nonpartisan get-out-the-vote campaign “VCU Votes.” Students engaged their peers on a blog, via Facebook and Twitter and at a campaign stand in the VCU Student Commons. VCU Insight, the student-produced TV news show, produced a story on the campaign that aired on Richmond PBS right after the presidential election. The students’ campaign was also featured by VCU News.
On election day, the students interviewed voters at several polling places in Richmond and produced a story with videos for the website of CBS 6. You can view all of the students’ videos on the campaign’s YouTube channel. Students Alix Hines and Emily Satchell also produced the following video to summarize the election activities of our class and other VCU projects on campus: