For Immediate Release
August 27, 2012
Contacts: David Ottalini, 301 405 4076 or email@example.com
UMD Student Journalists Cover the GOP and Democratic Conventions
"We're proud that our student journalists will be providing breaking news and analysis to subscribers of Capital News Service," says Lucy A. Dalglish, dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism. "In addition to providing an unequaled learning opportunity, their multimedia reporting will provide important information that many Marylanders would get no other way."
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - A dozen students from the Capital News Service program in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism will join the thousands of credentialed journalists covering the Republican and Democratic National conventions.
TerpVision 7: Capital News Service Journalism Students Cover the Conventions
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Three multimedia reporters and a television broadcast crew of three will travel to the Republican National Convention in Tampa on Aug. 27, where they will provide full multimedia coverage of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan's acceptance speeches and blanket the Maryland delegation's events in Tampa, Fla. CNS Annapolis Bureau Director Rafael Lorente will lead the coverage in Tampa.
The following week, four multimedia reporters and two broadcasters will travel to Charlotte, N.C., to follow the Maryland Democratic delegation and cover President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden's speeches - as well as those by Maryland's own Gov. Martin O'Malley and Sen. Barbara Mikulski. CNS Washington Bureau Director Adrianne Flynn will supervise in Charlotte.
Sue Kopen Katcef - who serves as director of "Maryland Newsline," the nightly news show produced by advanced broadcast news reporting students - will oversee the broadcast students from College Park.
Their work will appear on Capital News Service's award-winning website cnsmaryland.org, directed by College Park Bureau Chief Sean Mussenden, as well as in the more than 40 client media outlets served by CNS. Twitter members can follow them @CNSmd or stop by their Facebook page.
The students and faculty advisers will also be blogging for the University of Maryland, and their experiences will be part of an upcoming TerpVision segment.
Capital News Service has covered one or both of the national political conventions since 2000, when a crew of 10 and two editors attended the Republican nominating session in Philadelphia. See the 2008 Newsdesk Release about student convention coverage.
Students attending this year's conventions are: Julie Baughman, David Gutman, Matt Fleming, Caitlin Johnston, Matthew McNab, Maria-Pia Negro, Amanda Perez, Carl Straumsheim, Josh Fendrick, Kelsey Pospisil, Lyndsey Wallen and Scott Kornberg.
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