A team of 10 Ithaca College journalism students reported on the inauguration of Donald Trump for PBS NewsHour’s social media and digital platforms. My colleague James Rada and I accompanied the students and coordinated coverage with PBS NewsHour.
One group of students captured content that was used on PBS NewsHour’s Twitter feed. (Read about NewsHour’s partnership with Twitter to live stream coverage of Inauguration Day.) Other students contributed to NewsHour’s Inauguration Day live blog.
This is the fourth time in recent years that our journalism department has teamed up with a major news outlet to cover a story of international significance. In February 2016, it was a whirlwind three days for nine Ithaca College journalism students who covered the South Carolina Republican Presidential Primary for NBC News. In 2015, students reported on the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery March for NBC News and BuzzFeed. A team of students also traveled to Washington, D.C. in 2013 for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, providing video that was used on the weekend edition of NBC Nightly News and PBS.