Last week I posted a video of Iowa State students describing how they followed Election 2010. I was surprised by the fairly even mix of people saying they used new media vs. traditional media to follow the results. This left me thinking. Did the news media use social media enough? Were fewer people following online because they just didn’t think there would be reliable results? I turned to the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism to find some analysis, which worked with Crimson Hexagon to analyze what was being said on Twitter
After my second election as a journalist I was curious how students followed the 2010 midterm election. Two classmates and I went out to Iowa State’s Central Campus to ask students and produced a video with their answers.