Nassau News Live Lighthouse Coverage Plan
September 21, 2009
As a part of Hofstra University’s journalism program, students work in a real-time news room and produce content for Nassau News Live. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, students will cover a Town of Hempstead zoning hearing about a multi-billion dollar plan to construct a development at the current site of Nassau Coliseum, home of the New York Islanders. The team’s owner, Charles Wang, proposed building high-rise condos, a convention center, shopping, shopping and a new arena, but it’s run into opposition for possible traffic and environmental impact.
To bring the latest developments on this major meeting, our team will be using Cover It Live, Twitter, video, photo and text.
Beginning at 9 a.m. we will have one reporter live blogging the event on NassauNewsLive.com using Cover It Live. I’ve integrated Twitter users who will also be there as observers, and not a part of Hofstra, to get their input on how the meeting is going. The morning reporter will file a text story and take photos.
At 2:30 p.m., we’ll have another reporter shooting video, as well as filing an afternoon story. In the final portion of the evening, our reporter will file a night story that will wrap up the day, which we’ll combine into a daily story.
We expect this to be a well-attended event with great discussion. Join the talk and find out more about the project, its supporters and opponents by contributing to our live blog at NassauNewsLive.com.
On Tuesday, Sept. 22, a Town of Hempstead zoning hearing will listen to public comment and testimony from Lighthouse project executives about the plan.