Two students interview former Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood in his office.
Former Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood is interviewed in his office several years ago. [WOUB File Photo]

WOUB’s Election Coverage Has Digital-First Focus

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Emerging journalists at WOUB Public Media took a digital-first approach with this year’s election coverage. Along with creating video stories to air on Newswatch, student reporters also produced web pieces and delivered results updates on Facebook Live the night of the election.

Josh Gregory goes live while WOUB Boot Campers (news trainees) gather election results.

Watch the Facebook Live videos from election night here. WOUB reporters covered Issues 1 and 2, the Federal Hocking School Board race, the Meigs County Jail levy, the Alexander Schools levy, and the Athens Cannabis Ordinance.

Jacob Solether conducts interview at the Smiling Skull Saloon
Chelsea Sick with a “Selfie” Facebook Live report in front of the Athens Co. Board of Elections, Brenna Schoen holds the light.
Lily Bradley pauses from producing Election Night coverage from the WOUB Newsroom.

Ohio University students volunteer their time at WOUB Public Media to gain practical experience to complement their studies. Members of the WOUB News professionals train, guide, and mentor student volunteers who exercise their skills in our multimedia newsroom and studios. As a whole, our goal is to explore and share stories that will leave a lasting impact on our region and our communities.