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Obama Opens Up

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President Barack Obama shows a little more of his soft side in an interview with the Today Show‘s Savannah Guthrie in this interview. He talks about the legacy that former president George W. Bush left upon Obama taking office and, while admitting that the two have conflicting interests on policy, he shows a great respect for Bush’s character and his cooperation with Obama and his team.

As the interview deepens, Guthrie pushes more of the personal side of the president, directing the conversation towards his family. She brings up first lady Michelle Obama‘s statement of feeling as if she were a single mother. The president agrees that often times she is left to raise their two daughters on her own. She asks about his relationship with his daughters and how he stays in touch with their sense of pop culture. He says that his girls keep him pretty well in the loop of what’s cool and what’s not.

He ends the interview with a parenting tip from he and his wife on the issue of tattoos. They told their daughters that if and when they get a tattoo, both he and his wife will get the same tattoo in the same location, in an effort to prevent this in the future and save his daughters some embarrassment.

In my opinion, the interview itself went well, but on the technical and structural aspect, it could’ve been better. Throughout the interview, the were strolling among and outdoor corridor, and the camera was in front of them and it seemed as if the camera man was walking backwards while holding the camera, and it was therefore a shaky image. There were some noticeable edits and cuts that could have been improved as well. One would think that an interview with the president of the United States would be top notch in all aspects.


Written by tnrwtsn

April 24, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Obama hosts Romney for Lunch – video

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This video on Yahoo! News is about Mitt Romney joining President Barack Obama for lunch. However, I found no positives to this video. It was too short, irrelevant and the woman’s voice was annoying. The viewers learned very little from this video aside from there not being a job offer in the works. More information could’ve helped this video develop.

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December 4, 2012 at 10:32 pm

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Interactive Coverage of Election Tuesday

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One thing that stood out on Election Tuesday was the amount of interactive coverage of election results, and special social media platforms that encouraged people to vote.

Facebook had a real-time visualization map of the geographic location of voters in the country. When you logged on Facebook on Tuesday I’m sure you saw the “I voted” button on the top of your home page. This likely encouraged voters to get out to the polls.

Election results were reported in an interactive way. The Huffington Post has an interactive  infographic devoted to results state by state, county by county. It covers electoral votes, popular votes, results for House, Senate, Governor, and referendum results. It presents what can be confusing information in a simple, easy to understand map. It’s interesting to see how coverage of the elections have evolved. No longer are we stuck watching the television. 

Written by apriljana

November 9, 2012 at 12:03 am

A view on politics from a non diverse crowd.

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When I was in Vegas for fall break I attended a political rally for President Obama, because I thought it would be an interesting opportunity and because it would be good for this project. I really wanted views from both political parties, but I suppose this will suffice.

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October 15, 2012 at 10:41 pm

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Winner, winner… Chicken dinner?

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With the election just around the corner I wanted to learn how Southern Miss-ians felt about the candidates. In this slide show I recorded the results of a poll I took around campus asking mostly students, which of the candidates they would share a meal with. I got some interesting results.

-Jamie Waldrop

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October 15, 2012 at 9:06 pm

It’s Your Vote.

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With so many television advertisements and full coverage of the 2012 Presidential Election blasted everywhere, it was good to hear how some of the students at The University of Southern Mississippi felt about the two candidates running for office. Take a look.

Written by williamcrosby301

October 15, 2012 at 4:05 am

Opinions on Presidential Election 2012 from Southern Miss Students

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People have varying opinions about President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney. This does not exclude university students. Despite the view that students are generally not well informed about politics, many have well-developed opinions. Students at the University of Southern Mississippi shared their ideas in this audio slideshow interview. Students were asked who they supported in the presidential election, if they kept up with information regarding the election and debates, and why voting is important.

This audio slideshow was meant to be an honest representation of the political views of a selection of college students at Southern Miss.