Sunday, November 4, 2012

Final Chance to Get the News Out

Matt Digby

You know you want to shout it to the world........ "IT'S ALMOST OVER!!!"

It felt like it would never come, but sure enough, this Tuesday is Election Day, and on Wednesday, we don't have to put up with any more political ads. (Try to contain your enthusiasm!)

With that said, all major news outlets, even foreign ones, are publishing their final stories before the big night. Al Jazeera's top story on their home page is promoting a story on how Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are making their last pushes to reach the many undecided voters that remain throughout the country. And they're getting A LOT of help from volunteers:

You've probably seen multiple videos that open with a split shot of the two candidates speaking at rallies. Here's something to think about: how sick and tired must they be of going from city to city giving the same speech over and over and over?

It's nice to see Al Jazeera giving the election the coverage it deserves so close to the actual event. But I think it would have been nice to see this same kind of intensity, say, a month ago. I can't really find anything in the two videos or their article that is unique from any other news outlet.

What do you think of Al Jazeera's coverage? Do you believe the video posted is relatable to a worldwide audience?

While you're thinking about that, make sure, if you haven't done so already, to GO VOTE!!!!!

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