Academy of Country Music Awards student coverage

By Riley Coven

Closely approaching is this year’s annual Academy of Country Music Awards. On April 19, Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton will be hosting the 50th installment of this awards show. Many news outlets will be covering this event, including some of SMU’s own, but in a unique way.

Four students from the communications department are assisting The Dallas Morning News with coverage, by snapchatting the event on the @GuideLive profile. The four students, all seniors, Fabiola Castillo, Ellen Handa, Caroline Robinson, and Paige Stenberg, nicknamed the “Street Team,” will be all over the show on Friday and Saturday night. From the red carpet to maybe even backstage, SMU’s own will be taking a step in an ever-evolving frontier: the combination of local news reporting and widely spread social media. Be sure to follow @GuideLive for live updates.

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