Covering Elections Through Student Social Media Reporting

How do we get students to pay attention to important elections, especially in a non-presidential year? One way is to have their peers create the coverage. Student newspapers can do a lot to make elections salient, giving students clear information on how to participate and helping them sort through candidate positions and claims. But students, particularly journalism, communications, and political science students, can also create valuable coverage through other channels, like social media.

Read about two award-winning approaches through which communications professors helped their students cover the elections by downloading a PDF of the full Covering Elections Through Student Social Media Reporting resource here.


We’ve created these Memes for you to use on social media. So please download them and use them to further your election engagement efforts, in conjunction with our forthcoming social media toolkit. If you can also track their reach and let us know, we’d appreciate it.