About

Democracy in Action is an Election Day project of the student journalists of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The 2016 election marks DIA’s seventh year of telling voters’ stories. Students on assignment represent all the journalism programs at the Newhouse school, including graduates and undergraduates in Broadcast and Digital Journalism; Magazine, Newspaper and Online Journalism, Multimedia, Photography and Design and students in our Military programs.  We hope you enjoy everything you see, read and hear!

Team

Democracy in Action is a special project by professors and student journalists of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. The 2016 election is Democracy in Action’s seventh year of telling voters’ stories.

DIA Coordinators

Aileen Gallagher

Aileen Gallagher

Associate Professor
Magazine
Simon Perez

Simon Perez

Assistant Professor
Broadcast & Digital Journalism
Chris Tuohey

Chris Tuohey

Chair, Associate Professor
Broadcast & Digital Journalism

Other Participating Professors

Harriet Brown

Harriet Brown

Associate Professor
Magazine
Michael Cremedas

Michael Cremedas

Associate Professor
Broadcast & Digital Journalism
Steve Davis

Steve Davis

Chair, Associate Professor
Newspaper & Online Journalism
Mike Davis

Mike Davis

Alexia Tsairis Chair for Documentary Photography
Multimedia, Photography & Design
Keren Henderson

Keren Henderson

Assistant Professor
Broadcast & Digital Journalism
Keith Kobland

Keith Kobland

Adjunct Professor
Broadcast & Digital Journalism
John Nicholson

John Nicholson

Professor of Practice
Broadcast & Digital Journalism
Les Rose

Les Rose

Professor of Practice
Broadcast & Digital Journalism
David Sutherland

David Sutherland

Associate Professor
Multimedia, Photography & Design
Doug Wonders

Doug Wonders

Adjunct Professor
Multimedia, Photography & Design

Editors

Tom Boll

Tom Boll

Adjunct Professor
Newspaper & Online Journalism
Emily Kulkus

Emily Kulkus

Web Content Manager
Newhouse School
Greg Munno

Greg Munno

Assistant Professor
Newspaper & Online Journalism
Walt Wasilewski

Walt Wasilewski

Adjunct Professor
Newspaper & Online Journalism

Special Thank You

Chris Bolt

Chris Bolt

News Director
WAER
Dustin Czarny

Dustin Czarny

Democratic Onondaga County Election Commissioner
Catherine Loper

Catherine Loper

Director of Regional News Content
WRVO
Jeff Passetti

Jeff Passetti

Web Producer
Newhouse School
Editor's note: We'd like to give a special thank you to both Charlotte Grimes & Christy Perry who started this project back in 2010, too.