The 2020 has been a hot topic this week. I chose to cover my election through my instagram story. That was I could share short bits of information with my audience and even throw in a couple short interviews with people who voted this year. It was important not only to share why I think this election is important, but I also wanted others to share their voting experience, why they thought the election was important, and why they chose the voting method they used.

I also chose to tweet about the election, especially some useful information to first time voters.

With the election also came some numbers. See the social graphic below to see a few I found were important.

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On October 7, 2020 many people tuned in to watch the vice presidential debate. Live tweeting the debate seemed like a good opportunity for journalists and aspiring journalists all around.

Before the debate began, it was important to let the audience know what time the debate started so that they’d know when the live tweets would begin.

Once the debate started it, the most efficient way to tweet was to create a thread. By creating a thread, live tweeters could easily keep all their debate tweets together, making them easier to find by their audience and keeping them in chronological order.

Lastly, the reporting didn’t stop after the debate ended. The debate was talked about days after. New facts and analysis of the debate could be presented days after.

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Katia Castrejon

Katia Castrejon

University of Houston senior majoring in journalism with a minor in Spanish.