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League of Women Voters, ASU launch Alabama Channel internship

The Alabama Channel project has been recording, archiving, and making Alabama’s legislative meeting recordings searchable.

A view of the Alabama Statehouse on South Union Street in Montgomery, Alabama. (STOCK PHOTO)

The League of Women Voters of Alabama Education Fund and the Alabama State University are collaborating to substantially expand public access to Alabama House and Senate meetings during the 2024 legislative session, through an innovative Alabama Channel internship program.   

The Alabama Channel project has been recording, archiving, and making Alabama’s legislative meeting recordings searchable by transcript since 2022. Through this exciting League partnership with the Alabama State University Political Science and Communication Departments, student interns will work to further expand coverage of the legislature by in-person recording of public meetings, that are not live-streamed.

“We are thrilled to partner with Alabama State University to bring a new level of depth to our legislative meeting coverage,” said Tara Bailey, director of the Alabama Channel. “This partnership aligns perfectly with our mission to enhance access to vital governmental information with the goal of increasing civic engagement throughout the state.”

“We are honored, through this internship, to support Alabama State University’s development of America’s future leaders,” said Kathy Jones, President of the League of Women Voters of Alabama Education Fund.

“This particular internship represents a multidisciplinary field for ASU students. It crosses with communication and the political process in real time. We are truly excited for this opportunity,” said Dr. William Robinson, Associate Professor, Department of Communications College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at Alabama State University.

Alabama State University Communications and Political Science students are currently applying through their departments to be selected as Alabama Channel interns in preparation for the beginning of the Alabama 2024 Legislative session.

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