journalists crowd Spin Alley

A peek inside Spin Alley

By Elizabethe Holland Durando on October 12, 2016 in News

About 2,000 journalists — including dozens from other countries — converged at Washington University in recent days to cover the presidential debate Oct. 9. When it was over, they swarmed into Spin Alley to gather analysis from candidates’ surrogates and political experts to wrap up their stories by deadline.

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Social media brings debate story to life

By Ryan Rhea on October 12, 2016 in News

The excitement surrounding the Oct. 9 debate at WashU was shared with the world via social media, resulting in an unprecedented level of audience engagement for the university. Twitter and Instagram users made full use of the #WashUdebate2016 hashtag.

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Modeling respectful dialogue

By Terri Nappier on October 9, 2016 in News

The “Danforth Dialogues: Envisioning the Future of Religion and Politics in America” was held Saturday in Graham Chapel. The near-capacity audience slowed down to absorb two-plus hours of respectful discourse on weighty topics.

international students

Can’t vote, but still involved

By Julie Kennedy on October 8, 2016 in News

About 2,700 international students at Washington University can’t cast ballots in the presidential election because they are not U.S. citizens. Still, many such students are volunteering to help with the debate and related events to get involved and learn more about the American system.

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Student journalists cover news ‘on the world stage’

By Ryan Rhea on October 7, 2016 in News

While reporting live from a presidential debate may seem a daunting challenge for a student journalist, the students from Student Life, WUPR and WUTV seem to have it covered, bringing creative approaches, fresh angles, and a remarkable enthusiasm to their efforts.