Live Blogging at the Reynolds Institute of Journalism

By Melissa Bounoua

It is 8pm at the Reynolds institute of Journalism. “It is seems to be more journalists than real people” said Lasse Berg Soerensen, a exchange student in journalism at MU who came to see the preliminary results.

Every thirty minutes or so, the room is live and people can answer KBIA and KOMU journalists questions.

RJI Live

At 8:38pm, the question asked in this town-hall type meeting is about media coverage.

Prakash Jayabalan

At 8:38pm, Prakash Jayabalan, an English citizen who studies Pathobiology at MU participated in  the debate about media coverage of the Elections. “I think unlike the British media where you  can get hard news,  in the American media there is a lot of social commentary. We know that Fox News is more Republican and MSNBC is rather Democratic” he said, as he came for the first time at the RJI.

Comedy show

Around 9pm a Comedy Show started about the Elections with actors playing John McCain, Sarah Palin, Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

People are still waiting for more precise results and journalists receive the result a blank map is filled with the College Electoral Votes. At this moment: there are 207 for Obama and 135 for John McCain.


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