One of the 12 students is now part of another dozen. Diederich sophomore Tessa Fox is among "The 12," a talented collection of student journalists in that many battleground states documenting the 2012 presidential election and capturing perspectives of young voters. It's a fantastic opportunity for Fox, an aspiring journalist who next year will be the Viewpoints editor for The Marquette Tribune and a reporter for the Marquette Journal.
"Together, we will curate multimedia on Tumblr to strike a discussion about various political issues in the election," Fox wrote about the initiative on her own blog. "The Tumblr account will be featured on PostPolitics.com and promoted throughout the election. I am extremely excited to see my work be linked directly to WashingtonPost.com."
Meanwhile, I am looking forward to teaching the journalism seminar again in the fall. This time it should be even better because, well, the general election between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney will be much more exciting than the less-than-inspiring primary contest between Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul. I made sure the fall class was scheduled on days when Gousha will likely host newsmakers on his "On the Issues" program.
My students may not get as close to the action in the fall as did the lucky campaign embeds that really interested my students a few weeks ago. But here's hoping they will be as inspired as Fox and the rest of The 12.