KRNU coverage of Campaign 2012

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Tired of those negative political ads? Campaign 2012 has yielded another crop of negative political ads. KRNU  reporter Caleb Dohmen takes a closer look at how  effective those negative political ads really are.

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 The news media has paid a lot of attention to the presidential race this year. So have satirical programs like The Daily ShowKRNU’s  Madalyn Gotschall describes one recent survey that found similarities between the way The Daily Show and the news media cover politics.

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 In the 2012 presidential race, the fight to stay out front in public opinion  polls has been a constant challenge for both candidates. Heading into Election Day most polls put Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in a virtual tie. Why it is so difficult to maintain a strong lead in presidential elections? KRNU’s Kelly Bradley explains.

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Lincoln has taken up an ordinance supporters say would protect the gay and transgender community from discrimination… As KRNU reporter Bethany Knipp reports, it’s not an issue that’s moving easily through Lincoln.

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Incumbent politicians have many advantages when they hold office; Power, publicity and prestige to name a few. What advantages do incumbent have when it comes to getting re-elected? KRNU’s Jack Grimse has the story.

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 Since 1980 women have outvoted men in  the presidential elections. In this year’s tight presidential race experts say the women’s vote that could decide who our next president will be. KRNU’s Nedu Izu explains why women could again make an impact in this year’s election.

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  The presidential race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is one of many during the 2012 campaign season. Is there a coat-tail effect from high profile races like the presidency when it comes to thousands of other political races across the country? KRNU’s Aaron Keith reports.

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 What about the VEEP? During the presidential campaign the primary focus is on the president. So what role do the vice presidential candidates have in the presidential campaign? K-R-N-U reporter Torin Otis explains.

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Do political debates matter? During the 2012 campaign season, news outlets like K-R-N-U have filled their programming schedules with debate coverage. We’ve covered the U.S. Senate debates, the presidential and vice-presidential debates. It got us thinking; What’s the importance of political debates? Can a presidential election be won or lost based on the debates?

KRNU reporter Lanny Holstein takes a closer look at these questions.

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How well is the news media covering this election and what can it do better? KRNU reporter Jake Bockoven has the story.

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This campaign season four students from our College’s Mass Media Principles class have been talking with third-party voters. Many third-party voters have strong feelings about the two main candidates, their own third party candidate and the overall election process.

Here’s a profile on third-party voter and Lincoln resident Michael Schninstock. This KRNU  report was produced by J.J Reding,, James Pace-Cornsilk and Nate Gran.

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The minority vote can make or break presidential candidates: It’s been four years since American voters elected the first person of color to be a U.S. president. The Pew Research Center says 22 percent of the votes cast in the 2008 election were cast by blacks, Hispanics or Asians. KRNU reporter Bethany Knipp explains what issues could make or break minority voter turnout for the 2012 election.

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 Vote school:  With the 2012 presidential election drawing near, Nebraska elementary and high schools are focusing on the importance of voting and the process of democracy. KRNU’s Madalyn Gotschall reports.

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 Why people don’t vote:  There’s definitely a buzz in the air, and no, it’s not about football.  It’s about politics.  During this 2012 campaign season KRNU is taking a closer look at the reasons why people do or don’t vote.  KRNU reporter Megan Conway has more.

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 College votes left on the table: With public opinion polls neck and neck, it appears every vote will count in the 2012 presidential election. However, experts say many college votes are being left on the table. KRNU reporter Jack Grimse explains the reasons why.

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Maximize the vote: It’s the ultimate exercise in democracy. Voting. Again this election year, a concerted effort is made to maximize voter turnout. KRNU reporter Torin Otis explains how that’s being done in Lincoln.

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Voting sight unseen: Have you ever voted for a candidate or an issue that you knew little or nothing about? As KRNU’s Lindsey Berning reports, voting experts say it happens all the time.

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Where’s the youth vote? It’s another intense presidential campaign year with a tight race between the Republican and Democratic contenders. So why aren’t more young voters voting?

KRNU reporter Lanny Holstein takes a closer look at youth voting tendencies with help from some political experts.

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The youth vote: Four years ago, America’s young voters had one of the highest voter turnouts for that age group in presidential election history. This election, experts say the 18 to 29 voter turnout may be lower. KRNU reporter Nedu Izu explains why.

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Social media and politics:  Social media has become an ever larger part of the way society communicates. It’s also a big part of political campaigns this election year. KRNU reporter Kelly Bradley has a closer look at the positives and negatives of social media in political campaigning.

Broadcast students in UNL’s College of Journalism and Mass Communications also covered Campaign 2012 election results live.

Click on the box below to see our streaming live coverage.

 

KRNU’s Kelly Bradley has been keeping up with voters on this Election day and filed these reports:

Problems arose today at the voting station in the University of Nebraska at Lincoln Union. With the latest on poll coverage on the University of Nebraska campus here’s KRNU reporter Kelly Bradley.

Like every election, new voters are ready to cast their first ballots. KRNU’s Kelly Bradley reports.

During this exciting time the nerves are setting in for young voters. Voters comment on their experience with KRNU reporter Kelly Bradley.

Young voters found confusion in where to vote today. KRNU’S Kelly Bradley explains why voters were turned away.

After being turned away for trying to vote in the wrong precinct some of those rejected voters talked with KRNU’s Kelly Bradley.

Election Day is underway in Lincoln, Neb. KRNU Reporter Madalyn Gotschall has been getting regular updates from Lancaster County Election Commissioner David Shivley and the Nebraska Secretary of State.

Nebraska Secretary of State spokeswoman Laura Strimple describes some of the challenges they’ve faced on this election day. KRNU’s Madalyn Gotschall reports.

The Nebraska Secretary of State says vote tabulations are beginning across Nebraska. KRNU Reporter Madalyn Gotschall has the latest.

Good weather means a good voter turnout this election day across Nebraska. KRNU Reporter Madalyn Gotschall has the latest on voter turnout from the Nebraska Secretary of State.

 Election Day Voter Turnout- Lancaster County:

 Election Day is underway in Lincoln, Neb. KRNU Reporter Madalyn Gotschall takes a look at what county poll workers are up to on this busy day. 

 Election Day has unfolded with only minor problems in Lincoln, Neb. KRNU Reporter Madalyn Gotschall reports.

 Election Day means everything must run as smoothly as possible for election workers and officials in Lincoln, Neb. KRNU Reporter Madalyn Gotschall reports.

 With ballots being cast around Lancaster County, Election Commissioner David Shivley tells KRNU Reporter Madalyn Gotschall the tabulation process will begin this afternoon.

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