Department sponsors Presidential Debate Watch Party

Students at the University of Kentucky attended a “Watch Party” for the first Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. It was held at the Whitehall Classroom Building. Faculty moderators Al Cross and Dr. Elisia Cohen were on hand for the watch party. UK Journalism students did some fact-checking during the debate and posted the results on Twitter. They say that social media has become useful for fact-checking. Marjorie Kerr, editor-in-chief of the Kentucky Kernel said, “The people now are concerned and critical of what other candidates and people are saying. It’s not just the job of journalists anymore. It’s the job of the people to really hold these people accountable to what they say.” The Gyfford Blyton Professorship in Communication and Forensics Endowment sponsored tonight’s watch party.