C-SPAN's digital bus opened its doors to the Willamette community the morning of April 10.
Matt Murakami '15 reads about U.S. politics by using C-SPAN's touch-screen kiosk.
C-SPAN shares news on public affairs through an interactive, touring bus
Equipped with such high-tech gadgetry as HD-TVs, the Internet and computer kiosks, C-SPAN’s interactive bus rolled onto Willamette University’s campus April 10.
The purpose of the visit was to expose the community to C-SPAN’s content and multimedia platforms.
“On the bus, we can showcase C-SPAN as a public affairs network, which includes our website and our mobile apps.,” said marketing representative Christopher DeManche. “Visitors can take an interactive, hands-on tour.”
One such visitor was Matt Murakami ’15, a politics major. He said he was impressed by C-SPAN’s integrated approach to disseminating information — which relies heavily on technology and social media.
“The more accessible information is, the easier it is for people to become involved and make decisions,” he said.
C-SPAN’s 45’ customized Prevost coach is continuing its West Coast tour with a stop in Medford on April 11. The bus program was created in 1993 as a way to expose schools and communities to C-SPAN’s public affairs content and free teaching resources.
For more information, visit www.c-span.org.