By Megan Cloherty
Approaching an election, every journalist and budding journalist knows where they want to be — covering the race. So for students, unable to secure an assignment from a news organization on Election Day, this project was perfect.
RebelMouse, the relatively new personalized social media aggregator, teamed up with 24 journalism schools across the country (including my alma mater, Mizzou) to compile what turned into comprehensive election coverage in real time.
Called the #jelection project, the idea is pretty great. Cover the election all in one place employing the skills of journalists who are passionate about the subject and willing to work for free. Mix and present on a constantly-updating platform.
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