Voting is a civic duty bestowed upon all members of the United States when they turn 18 years old. Unfortunately, for many UMaine students their first time exercising this new civic duty will occur in an election where neither candidate was desirable. Although many students did not prefer either presumptive presidential winner Donald J. […]
The UMaine Telegraph is the product of 29 students in CMJ 111 “Introduction to Journalism” course which is being offered for the first time at the University of Maine. The goal of the course is to introduce students to the profession and practice of journalism. Students spent the first third of the semester developing news media literacy and learning the ins-and-outs of the profession. They have subsequently transitioned to practicing journalism. They have each covered a “scheduled event” (including political rallies of Donald Trump and Chelsea Clinton) and produced a story. But now they’re undertaking a monumentally more difficult project—to report on a presidential election and produce both an online and print newspaper on deadline.