Development Blog Post #3

As we move further along in the Spring semester, the senior News and Information capstone is progressing more toward accomplishing our final goal of comparing colleges. We will be discussing politics, popular food spots, nightlife and sports here at Ohio University and at other colleges around the state.

I am a part of the Community Engagement team for this project, along with Lucas Widman, Kat Cook, James Massara and Enakshi Roy.

Kat has been talking to various business owners around town here in Athens and she will be contacting business owners at Miami University to set up interviews in the near future.

Lucas has done research pertaining to what sites and other social media interaction fans of schools all around the MAC use to show their school pride. He will be gathering photos and videos from other schools as well.

James will be comparing the athletic department budgets of schools from around the MAC and determining which schools are getting “bang for their buck.”

Enakshi will be discussing campus sex life in her story. She has taken several pictures and has been in contact with several sources.

I will be focusing on average drink prices and drink specials at the bars here in Athens. I will be talking with multiple bar employees and acquiring drink menus when feasible.

Our team will be launching our four social media accounts- Twitter, Facebook, Vine and Instagram within the next week. We are deciding on the finishing touches for our logo as well!

I’ll have more information and progress to update you all with on Sunday!

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