JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY: Politicking: JSU’s Department of Journalism provides hands-on election experience


Jackson State University issued the following announcement on Nov. 8.

Passionate debates, number crunching, and voter turnout discussions abounded during the Department of Journalism and Media Studies election-day coverage inside the Mississippi e-Center at Jackson State University on Tuesday.

Students, staff and faculty, engaged with a revolving door of politicians, analysts, community supporters and activists in a media event that employed the university’s full digital, print and television resources.

“Personally, I believe you always have to merge the theoretical with the practical,” said Dr. Elayne Hayes Anthony, department chair. Anthony first originated the event in 2016 to give mass communication and journalism students an up close and behind-the-scenes election coverage experience.

“It’s one thing to tell someone how to do something, and I think we do a great job of that. It’s quite another for them actually to participate in it,” she said. “I think the best teacher, in some ways, is to practice what you teach. That’s what we did Tuesday night, and I believe it was a teachable moment.”

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