Hofstra University is hosting the first presidential debate. Excitement is already taking over students with less than 6 days left to prepare. I agree that this debate is going to be a very important event for anyone interested in politics, anyone living in this country, or just anyone in general, but media students, specially, should be freaking out.
There will be 10 times more media outlets than on any other prior debate hosted by the University. This is possible thanks to the fact that Hofstra is only a train ride away from the media capital of the world, aka New York City.
Now more than ever the media has been set in explaining the importance of everyone’s votes. Whether it is Vogue urging people to register, or President Obama stating that “Tolerance is on the ballot. Democracy is on the ballot. Justice is on the ballot.”
The reason behind the media’s obsession for this election is much more than just the future of the country. The whole election cycle has become a reality show that is keeping the audience on the edge of their seat, but unlike “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” consequences could affect not only a family in Calabasas, but the whole world.