The Boston Globe is partnering with Emerson College’s Journalism students in covering the New Hampshire first-in-the-nation primary presidential election this semester.
Students in Associate Professor Jerry Lanson’s Road to the White House course will be covering stories for bostonglobe.com from the Granite State and receiving bylines as Globe correspondents for their work.
In the course syllabus, Lanson warns students “that this will be a rigorous course that will demand considerable commitment.” He wrote that each of the students will be assigned a candidate and will be expected to follow that candidate and all the coverage relating to him or her.
The students are required to file seven relevant stories over the semester. Up to five of these will come from a weekly calendar of candidate events posted by the Globe’s political editor. Students will also do research to support the “Ground Game” political newsletter by reporter James Pindell. In addition, students will have the opportunity to shoot video clips for the Globe’s Facebook page and be asked to spread word of their coverage on other social media.
Globe reporters, political editors, and social media editors will be visiting Emerson classes throughout the semester.
“On-the-ground experience is invaluable to our students’ learning,” Lanson said. “Our students being exposed to the inner-workings of the Globe’s top-notch political reporting is a fabulous opportunity.”