Five teams of Michigan State journalism students will be out with smartphones tonight, Oct. 3, streaming video of first-time voters’ reactions to the debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
We will broadcast one channel to Ustream.tv as part of its nationwide debate party, and three channels on our MI First Election Facebook page. We’d love to have you stop by tonight and on through election day. This is new technology for us, so we’re looking to learn and grow. We think there will be a chat box with the videos so you can join in.
We’ll also be tweeting about the debate with the hashtag #MIfirstelection. Join us!
This will be the first presidential election for young voters, who could have a big role in the election of a president. we are excited to help cover it.