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American University students watch the Iowa Caucus returns as they prepare to head to New Hampshire to cover, film and analyze the first presidential primary in 2008. Photo by Glenn Luther.

The New Hampshire primary drew the analytical eye of 28 undergraduate and graduate students from American University's School of Communication, who were on the ground in the Granite State for the special topics course "Covering the 2008 Presidential Election."

Cross-disciplinary teams are creating short documentaries to show young peoples' influence behind-the-scenes and on the vote. AU students are immersed in multimedia -- shooting video and stills, and writing and editing online. You can check out their schedule and the reporting and editing process as it happens.