The Boston Globe, NPR station WBUR, and commercial WABU-TV are providing
intensive and prolonged reporting on how the campaign affects a single
town--Derry, New Hampshire, near the Massachusetts border--as its voters
follow the issues and the candidates and finally cast their ballots.
Their coverage looks beyond the results in the voting booth to examine
the anxieties that many New Hampshire residents feel about their own
futures and that of their children. The project began with a poll on
attitudes among Derry residents, followed by a series of feature articles
and broadcasts. Between Thanksgiving and the new year, there was a
series of public forums in which a panel of Derry residents questioned
presidential candidates. Prior to the primary, the partnership
held a town meeting broadcast on radio and television.
Don MacGillis, Community Coordinator, The Boston Globe
Tara Murphy, Community Coordinator, WBUR-FM
Ted O'Brien, News Director, WBUR-FM