Sunday, November 2, 2008

1st Multimedia Story

For my first Mutlimedia story I plan to cover young voters of the 2008 presidential election. For this event I plan attend an Election watch party in Paws on Election night, November 4, 2008. I feel this will be a great event to attend and to get college student's perspective and thoughts on the historical election. I also plan to interview experienced voters first-hand at the polls on November 4th in Bowie, MD.

Background Information

According to a rock the vote forum, the number of 18-29 year old voters has increased in every state's primary or caucus so far in 2008, even doubling and tripling in several. Overall, the number of 18-29 year olds voting in primaries and caucuses in 2008 is 109% more than in the previous set of primary elections. In addition, while turnout has been high across all age groups, young voters have increased their turnout by muchmore than any other age cohort.

Possible Interview Questions for young voters
1. Which presidential canidate do/did you want to win the election?
2. Are you a first time voter?
3. How important was it for you to vote today?
4. Do you feel you made an impact in this election? why?
5. How did you vote? in the polls or absentee ballot?
6. Will you vote again in the next election?

Possible Interview Questions for experienced voters
1. Which presidential canidate do/did you want to win the election?
2. Why is voting in this particular election important to you?
3. Compared to past elections, is this the most voter turnout you have experienced?

Possible Images
1. An excited young voter
2. group shot of voters at the election watch party
3. A long line at a polling location
4. students watching the big screen at the party
5. Action shot of the reactions after the election results are revealed

1 comment:

jatwater said...

Hi Charnay,
I like your idea about the reaction photo. You may be up late if you want to get the announcement of the winner! Make sure you keep a tight focus when you're putting together your story--your questions cover a lot of different topics.