Hofstra students are just days away from their first ever live presidential election simulcast – in the middle of a pandemic – with more than 150 students working remotely and on-set to livestream from the Herbert School of Communication on Long Island.
Strict social distancing and PPE guidelines will be followed throughout the Herbert School in our newsroom, decision desk, three studios and two control rooms as we update the public with real-time results from the Associated Press and other sources for all of the key national, regional races.
Among the 150 students is Amudulat Ajasa who will be reporting live from Minnesota
All anchors, talent and staff on-campus will wear masks for the entirety of the production and its preparation.
Hofstra Votes Live, first launched for the 2018 midterm elections, will consist of a one-hour preview show on Nov. 1 and a four-hour simulcast on Nov. 3 streaming on the school’s YouTube and Facebook pages, 88.7FM Radio Hofstra University and The HEAT Network, the student television network.
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I’d be happy to set up an interview for you with any of the student leaders on the project or with Dean Mark Lukasiewicz of the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication, who ran presidential election coverage for NBC News for many years.
Dean Lukasiewicz created the Hofstra Votes Live initiative in 2018.
Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or requests.
Gab Varano on behalf of the Hofstra Votes Live PR Team