The experience of writing a story on presidential foreign policy was enlightening. It made me more critically analyze the candidates not only in the respect of foreign policy, but their differences in other areas as well.
It was interesting that, even though the third and final debate was to be on foreign policy, both tried to bring the focus back to domestic issues like education and the all-important economy.
Writing this story has made me feel a bit as if I am fulfilling my civic duty of being an informed voter. But I am also taking away other lessons from reporting and writing this story: When you need interviews and sources, start early and ask often. Overall, writing this story for Election Connection was a great experience.
— Ryan McGlynn