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Southold students will stream live election night coverage online from their high school studio tonight

Southold High School is home to one of just a handful of broadcast television studios in a high school on the island. Photo: Denise Civiletti.

Southold student journalists will be live-streaming election coverage tonight from the studio of SOHO TV at Southold High School.

With faculty and administrative support, students will take on roles of news anchors, field reporters, graphic artists, producers, and other TV news functions.

“The broadcast provides students with an exceptionally authentic set of learning opportunities for civics, journalism, and communications engagement,” Superintendent David Gamberg said in a press release.

SOHO TV is the result of Gamberg’s vision for 21st century learning in Southold — a vision that’s blossomed into a state-of-the-art television studio at the high school, complete with professional equipment, computers and editing software.

“Our students need to have a skill set that involves creativity, collaboration and communication,” Greenport and Southold school superintendent David Gamberg explained in a 2014 video posted to the GoFundMe website, where a fundraising campaign brought the necessary seed money to the project.

Tonight’s live coverage of the presidential election results is a first for SOHO TV and may be a first in student media broadcasting for any high school program on Long Island, Gamberg said.

Coverage will be live tonight from 7 p.m. to midnight. Watch it here.

Denise Civiletti
Denise is a veteran local reporter and editor, an attorney and former Riverhead Town councilwoman. Her work has been recognized with numerous awards, including a “writer of the year” award from the N.Y. Press Association in 2015. She is a founder, owner and co-publisher of this website.