Xavier Students to Host CitiCable Election Night Coverage for Third Year

Students will provide results and analysis | November 2, 2007

For the third year in a row, more than a dozen Xavier University students will be on the front lines when they will help anchor election night coverage for CitiCable on Tuesday, November 6. CitiCable, cable channel 23, is the government access channel for the City of Cincinnati.

The students, who are sophomores in the Philosophy, Politics and the Public (PPP) honors program, will do live reports and analysis from the Hamilton County Board of Elections during CitiCable’s election night coverage from 8:00-11:00 p.m. The coverage is part of the students’ assignment for a “Mass Media & Politics” class.

In addition to reporting election night numbers, the students will also provide analysis on Cincinnati’s city council race and key citywide ballot issues. They will also take a broader look at election campaigns and how they function.

“The students provide a detailed look at registered voters and how wards and precincts can play key roles in campaign strategy,” explains Gene Beaupre, director for government relations and PPP professor.

Beaupre will also be on air, offering analysis on the election results from the Board of Elections. Marketing and political consultant Jerry Galvin will anchor the election night coverage from CitiCable studios. Volunteers from Media Bridges will also be on hand.

This year’s CitiCable election night coverage can be seen in Cincinnati on cable channel 23 and in Forest Park, Green Hills and Springfield on Waycross Community Media channel 23.

For more information please contact Gene Beaupre at 513-745-4271.