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Communication Studies students cover the national political conventions

September 6, 2012

Republican logoAs part of a political communication studies program in SMU's Meadows School of the Arts, students are blogging from the Republican and Democratic national political conventions.

They covered the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 28-30 and are covering the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 4-6.

Devin"Being a runner for CNN has its benefits," writes Devin. "Aside from the unparalleled learning experience and the incredible access I have to the political process, I also get to wear a navy blue T-shirt emblazoned with “CNN” on the front and “RUNNER” on the back in large white letters. There is certainly something to be said about the amount of amusement the shirt provides while out running messages for various CNN journalists."

The students are attending with Professor Rita Kirk, director of the Maguire Center for Ethics & Public Responsibility, and Dan Schill, assistant professor of communication studies, who are conducting “Dial Test” research for CNN.

Read their blogs from the Republican convention and return often see their updates from the Democratic convention.