The campaign for president is well upon us, and everywhere you turn there are political advertisements, commercials, and political pundits talking about the candidates. Today there are numerous media outlets that voters use to get political news. With that in mind, campus members were asked where they turn to stay informed on politics.
Where do you get political news?
I watch YouTube for clips that I hear about via word-of-mouth, or programs that I was not able to watch when they aired. Other than that, I read the New York Times provided by Juniata and I go to the candidates Web sites if I question a view or am unsure of a stance.
–Jennifer Barry ’09, Chambersburg, Pa.
I usually get my political news from either my local newspaper, The Lewistown Sentinel, or from watching the local television news.
–Sarah Varner ’09, McVeytown, Pa.
I get my political news from a variety of sources so that I am fully informed of all the viewpoints, since sources can be biased in one way or another in opinion or what they deem to be important. For the most part I look to Internet news sources, national papers, CNN and Fox News, peers, as well as The Daily Show and Colbert Report.
–Scott Forbes ’08, Waynesboro, Pa.
I watch WTAJ Channel 10 Action News at 11 p.m., and I watch The Morning Show on CBS at 7 a.m. to get political news.
–Sandy Kay Rickabaugh ’10, James Creek, Pa.
I get my political news from print and online newspapers and TV news from students in class at times since my classes are back to back and I don’t get to catch the “breaking news.”
–Will Dickey, instructor in English, Hollidaysburg, Pa.
–Casey Shaw ’09, Juniata Online Journalist