Stony Brook University Journalism Students Produce Two-Hour Live Election Coverage

“....while main stations like News 12 had satellite trucks and all this equipment we were able to broadcast live back to the studio with just a backpack filled with equipment that took five minutes to assemble and even less time to put away.”  Karina Gerry, Stony Brook Student


Established in 2006, the Stony Brook University School of Journalism (SBUJ) offers one of the most comprehensive, hands-on journalism programs in the country. Padcaster® is highly integrated into the program, allowing students to distribute regular news coverage, produce special reports and broadcast breaking news. The goal of the program is to provide students with real-world newsroom experience.

Most recently, Stony Brook journalism students used Padcaster® to produce a two-hour live broadcast of the November 6th, 2018 local and national midterm elections. This involved capturing live interviews from remote locations, relaying the feeds back to the newsroom, and broadcasting live on a local news channel. Watch the video to learn more about how the students executed the election coverage with Padcaster®.

Want to see the finished product? Click on the link below! 

Recording of Election Night Broadcast

About Stony Brook

Stony Brook is the only undergraduate school of journalism in the state of New York’s public higher education system. SBUJ’s vision is to advance the public interest in a dramatically-changing world by educating journalists, public communicators and news consumers to value and transmit information that adheres to the highest standards of clarity, accuracy and reliability.

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