Our students did themselves proud tonight fanning out across the city to bring our viewers and readers the latest results from the Ontario provincial election 2011.
From Scarborough to East York, they covered the ridings and the close races, in print, online, radio and television for TorontoObserver.ca, the print editions of the Scarborough Observer and the East York Observer, Centennial Journalism's website, and Observer TV News.
Nicole Pulsinelli works the camera for Observer TV News
Ani Hajderaj checks the camera
Yamri Tadesse and Aneta Tasheva for the 10:30 p.m. show
Yamri Tadesse and Deeanna Charrion on air with Ani Hajderaj on camera
Lindy Oughtred watches as Alex Ward and Shannon Keller cover the East York races
They did two live television shows from the newsroom of the Toronto Observer in East York. With hosts Deeanna Charrion and Aneta Tasheva, and analyst Yamri Tadesse, with sports updates provided by Mike Woodrow of Centennial Sports TV, and by Kyle Larkin and James Wattie of the joint journalism program with the University of Toronto.
Students from the first semester of Fast Track journalism sent in stories from their ridings and instructor Ted Barris was still marking copy at 3 a.m. And students in first semester of the Centennial Joint Journalism program with UTSC were out across the GTA last night, from Brampton to Ajax interviewing the candidates they'd profiled earlier in the semester. Rebecca Raveendran sent this snapshot from the victory party of Kathleen Wynne, former Minister of Transportation, who was re elected in Don Valley West.
Kathleen Wynne, photo Rebecca Raveendran
And Teona Baetu sent this one in from Mike Colle's too-close-for-comfort 5th re election in Eglinton-Lawrence.
Mike Colle celebrates victory, photo by Teona Baetu