Election Coverage

Newhouse students have the unique opportunity to cover political events, from local campaigns in Syracuse to the first-in-the-nation presidential primaries in New Hampshire to the presidential nominating conventions.

Students Hit the Trail to Cover 2024 Presidential Campaign

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Students Ronnie Parrillo and Blythe Reis shooting B roll at a polling site in Laconia, New Hampshire. (Photo by Madeline Marino)

Seventeen students traveled to New Hampshire in January 2024 to cover the first-in-the-nation presidential primary. They relentlessly prepared before arrival, learning, reading and watching all they could about their candidates. They wrote stories and created packages for TV stations and professional media outlets.

Unless otherwise noted, the stories below were posted on dcnewsnow.com as part of a project between Nexstar Media Group and Syracuse University. Read some of the students’ work:

Ronnie Parrillo:

10-year-old immerses herself in the political process in NH

Nikki Haley meets voters over bacon and eggs

Haley supporters react to loss in New Hampshire

Luke Radel:

Trump tells Democrats to vote for Dean Phillips over Biden

NH voters react to DeSantis dropping out

Nikki Haley campaigns throughout New Hampshire

Brooke Dehn:

“Write In Biden” Members Rally Ahead of Election Day

SNHU College Republicans see importance of 2024 election

Elise Stefanik stumps for Trump

High Spirits at Trump’s Nashua Watch Party

Blythe Reis:

Meet and greets could help Haley cross the finish line

Haley’s education policy receives praise from parents and students

New Hampshire voters flock to the booths for Republican showdown

Benjamin Schiller:

New Hampshire Biden supporters promote write-in campaign 

Dean Phillips rallies voters as long shot candidate

Democrats in New Hampshire call out Biden’s absence

GOP candidates make final push in New Hampshire

Andie Vigliotti:

Haley met with enthusiasm as DeSantis suspends campaign

Max Weisman:

President Biden isn’t on the ballot in New Hampshire. Why?

DeSantis rallies voters in New Hampshire

Eden Stratton:

Veterans show up for Nikki Haley in Friday rally

Haley connects with local voters at historic general store

Haley continues to advocate for term limits, mental competency tests

Valentina LaFranca:

Trump supporter calls indictments a smoke screen

Trump maintains grip on GOP electorate

Eden Stratton; Danielle Blyn:

Climate protestors disrupt Haley rally in Nashua

Richard Perrins:

Nikki Haley focuses on unity amidst Tim Scott’s endorsement (thenewshouse.com)