I haven’t blogged much since the election (it is after all, an election blog), but with the inauguration mere hours away, I thought it’s time again.
I am in Washingthton, D.C, to report on the Women’s March on Saturday, and on my way here I witnessed a inspirational example of how you should talk to someone who doesn’t share your political opinion.
A single woman had a ticket to the inauguration, the rest was coming from NYC for the march. It’s was pretty clear that most of the people on the bus were pro-Hillary, when the Trump supporter got asked what she is in the city for. She answered: “I am from the other side as you guys.”
And then the woman across from her said, “No, I don’t think so. There are no fences.” It completely took the Trump supporter by surprise, and meant she could then have an actual conversation with the people on the bus instead of getting defensive or aggressive.
Five days to go, so maybe it’s time to start planning, where you are going to watch. Looking for an alternative to CNN? How about NYU?
I am the executive producer of NYU’s election coverage, so if you watch us, it’s basically like watching a Lady Liberty Votes election show.
New York University’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute is reporting the 2016 US presidential election through a live broadcast airing on Election Night!
It’s Trump vs. Clinton in an epic showdown — and we are right there to cover it minute by minute for you!
From 8:00-10:00PM (EST) NYU Journalism student reporters will monitor election results as they come in, speak to anchors located outside the Clinton and Trump victory parties, interview guests on air and follow the Senate and House races. Join us as we relive the 2016 presidential race, discussing a variety of topics including millennial voters, the use of social media, the Muslim vote, and the importance of political education.
Watch: The Election Show will be live streaming here beginning at 8:00PM (EST).
I can’t believe I missed this #PantsuitPower flashmob last week, but luckily there is video of it.
Over 170 dancers – all dressed in Hillary’s signature pantsuits – met at Union Square, New York’s prime spot for political action, and just danced, danced, danced.
“I wanted to bring some kind of humanity to her campaign, because I think humanity and love and humor tend to get lost when we’re in the heat of all of this,” the organizer, Celia Rowlson-Hall, told the Washington Post.