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.