Written by: Mike Thompson
Date: November 5, 2014

WOSU Public Media pulled out all its multimedia tools to bring listeners, viewers, and web users the latest on Tuesday’s election. 89-7 NPR News offered live coverage from 8pm to 1am, WOSU TV’s Ohio channel provided live Ohio returns at 10pm, and wosu.org offered a steady stream of election news and anecdotes.

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WOSU’s Marilyn Smith hosted election night coverage on 89-7 NPR News. Marilyn reported results on the race for governor and other Ohio contests while NPR hosts and correspondents tracked key contests around the country.


As WOSU’s News Programming Director and host of Columbus on the Record, I  hosted a live Ohio election night special from the statehouse along with Karen Kasler of Ohio Public Radio and TV.

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It was a long but rewarding night for The Ohio Channel crew who produced three hours of live coverage.

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Jackie Shafer (left), producer of WOSU TV’s arts program, Broad and High, and Rich Karsmizki, (center), TV Producer for WOSU TV’s All Sides with Ann Fisher staffed the controls for the Ohio Channel election special.

Thomas Bradley

WOSU Web producer Thomas Bradley, fueled by fresh coffee, monitored and shared election returns from Ohio and the nation on wosu.org and WOSU’s twitter and Facebook pages.

With Election 2014 in the books, WOSU Public Media will focus on thoughtful in-depth coverage of the newly elected lawmakers and how their policy decisions affect Ohio.  And there’s only about 700 days to the 2016 election.