By Karl Schneider
During President Obama’s visit to Lorain County Community College, the national media presence was prevalent throughout the campus. Media outlets ranging from The Chronicle to the New York Times and CNN were present, giving the college an inside look at how these entities work.
Dan Jovic, a Fox 8 reporter had difficulty establishing a live feed for his blog. “The 3G network wasn’t solid but we made due by uploading pictures and media on Facebook,” said Jovic.
Some reporters were glad to see students covering the event. Tom Troy of the Toledo Blade had some words of advice for students interested in journalism. “Follow your dreams, focus on fundamentals, plan ahead by pre-writing as much of the article as you can and always think about the big story,” said Troy. This was not the first time LCCC played host to Obama, but he spoke in a new location on campus. “The setting was good and it was okay for the press even though we didn’t really have tables to work from,” said Troy.
Tim Alcorn from WEOL is an alumni from LCCC. “This is great for Elyria and especially great for LCCC that he came here for a second time,” he said.
“This is such a huge story here in Ohio. With the election season, the economy being such a huge topic and running around getting the interview at the last minute, my adrenaline is certainly pumping,” said Kristen Bryne, a reporter on ABC’s WEWS.