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The Washington Post
"Introducing The 12: Student journalists chronicling the 2012 election on Tumblr"
by Natalie Jennings
It’s all but certain that a handful of states will determine whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will get to 270 electoral votes Nov. 6. Today, The Washington Post launches The 12, aimed at keeping track of campaign issues across swing states. The site is powered by Tumblr and is populated by student journalists at 12 universities in some of the most competitive 2012 election states. The students who make up The 12 are part of classes, student media outlets and journalism programs affiliated with their universities. Among the selected students is Wayne State University junior Susan Woods, a member of the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity. She is an editorial intern at Metro Parent magazine and a staff writer for WSU’s The South End newspaper.