Journalism students cover #GE2015

Journalism students cover #GE2015

Journalism students used Periscope, Skype and Whats App to broadcast live from election counts across the UK. Birmingham City, Bournemouth, Leeds Beckett, Salford, Sunderland, Westminster and Winchester were among the universities who had journo students covering election night. Brunel journalism students were perhaps the luckiest of the lot with the Uxbridge and South Ruislip count occurring on campus. BJTC accredited courses shared multimedia content (search #BJTC for examples) and did live two-ways via a dedicated election hub. Sky and ITV recruited students from journalism courses to help out with their broadcasts.   Thank you to our 116 #bjtc reporters at counts and the hundreds back in newsrooms for helping with our Election Hub! pic.twitter.com/ygxAAWTMy0 — BJTC (@BJTC_UK) May 8, 2015 A lot can be done using cheap or free apps and many universities experimented with mobile journalism. As always, the main problem is access to bandwidth (mobile broadband and wifi) which was a key challenge at some election counts. A few highlights: In no particular order.... Your Election 15...
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