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John Kasich visits with residents at a town hall meeting in Merrimack, New Hampshire, on Jan. 30, 2016, as part of his 2016 presidential campaign. Photo by Marc Nozell, Wikimedia

Lessons from New Hampshire

As pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates from both par­ties criss­crossed Iowa last weekend, North­eastern jour­nalism stu­dents headed north to pre­view the New Hamp­shire pri­mary. We asked them to blog from the road.

The dozen stu­dents are in jour­nalism pro­fessor Jonathan Kaufman’s class “Cov­ering Cam­paign 2016.” Kaufman, the director of the School of Jour­nalism and a Pulitzer Prize-​​winning reporter and editor, cov­ered the 2008 cam­paign battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for The Wall Street Journal and never forgot the excite­ment of seeing can­di­dates and voters close up as America chose a president.

“A few months from now these can­di­dates will be sur­rounded by the Secret Ser­vice and speaking to crowds of 20,000,” Kaufman said. “Now is the time we—and the voters—can see them up close.”

First stop: Kasich cam­paign, Keene, New Hampshire

The stu­dents, a mix of jour­nalism majors and polit­ical junkies, arrived with note­books in hand at a town hall meeting held in the city of Keene by Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Repub­lican can­di­date who is rising in the polls. They inter­viewed voters and met with reporters from National Public Radio and CNN. They even inter­viewed top cam­paign strate­gists and Kasich himself.

Click here to read each student’s story and the full article at news@Northeastern