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Students to cover election live

More than 30 communication students at Austin Peay State University will produce live coverage of the general election returns Nov. 4.

The students, many of whom are broadcast or print journalism majors, will begin live broadcast of election results at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4 on APSU Channel 99.
More than 30 communication students at Austin Peay State University will produce live coverage of the general election returns Nov. 4.

The students, many of whom are broadcast or print journalism majors, will begin live broadcast of election results at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4 on APSU Channel 99.

Kathy Heuston, assistant professor of communication, said the students will report the results of mostly local and state races. Two students will works as anchors, some will work as reporters on location, and the remainder will assist with setup and production inside the campus television studio in the Music/Mass Communication Building.

“Students will be calling in with updates and going to the party headquarters to report from there,” Heuston said. “We'll be covering local as much as possible, especially the heavily contested state Senate race involving Tim Barnes and Rosalind Kurita.”

Heuston said that although the coverage will focus mostly on the local races, the students will update the viewing audience on the presidential election returns.

Also, Dr. David Kanervo, chair of the APSU Department of Political Science and Sociology, will provide analytical commentary from the studio.

For more information, contact Heuston by telephone at (931) 221-7554 or by e-mail at leek@apsu.edu. -- Melony Shemberger