Tag Archives: Virginia

Meet RTD political editor Andrew Cain (Week 7)

We have RTD political editor Andrew Cain in class tomorrow (Tuesday). Please come to class 5 minutes early, so we can start at 9:30 am with his talk. We want to make sure that we don’t start with an empty classroom.

Battleground Virginia
Tuesday, Oct. 4, 9:30 a.m., Temple 2211
Andrew Cain, political editor, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Election roundup with @ryanobles

NBC 12 political reporter and anchor Ryan Nobles (@ryanobles) visited our “iPadJournos” class on Tuesday to discuss social media and the recent Virginia gubernatorial election. Nobles opened the discussion by asking every student about the deciding factors in the election. Continue reading

iPadJournos election wrap-up

Congrats, everyone! We have completed our election reporting project. You all did outstanding work on Election Day and your reporting contributed to the overall election coverage in Virginia.  You published 31 election stories on our iPadJournos landing page on the website of WTVR-CBS 6. And you did a great job curating election news for our audience on our Tumblr page #VAgov Watch. Keep up the good work in your final reporting projects!

Election Reporting 101 with @MSchmidtRTD

Markus Schmidt (@MSchmidtRTD), a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, visited the iPadJournos class on Thursday. Schmidt, who is covering the Virginia elections this year for the Times-Dispatch, encouraged students to become involved in the state election and to be aware of the issues surrounding it. He stressed the importance of state elections, especially in Virginia. Virginia, he said, is an important state in national politics, so the issues surrounding the state election hold a lot of importance. Continue reading