Friday, November 2, 2012

Students Weigh In On Eve Of Election

There are some in the world of journalism who don't see much value in the "Man on the Street" interview. So we decided to try the "College Student in the Coffee Shop" approach. I sent Salem bureau intern Virginia Alvino across the street to the campus of Willamette University to talk to students there about what it's like to cast their first ever vote in a presidential election. (In the interest of full disclosure, Virginia is a Willamette student herself, currently on track to graduate with an MBA in the spring.) Here's a sampling of what the students she spoke with had to say: YoungVoters by Chris Lehman