Where do you get U.S. election news online?

    by Mark Glaser
    September 10, 2008

    What sites do you follow for US Election coverage?I want to know which sites you trust for news on the US election: blogs, news sites, newspaper sites, aggregators, video sites? Share your thoughts and check out responses at www.pbs.org/mediashift

    With the U.S. election season hitting its final stages, political junkies are inundated with information online. But where do you go to find the news you can trust? Do you go to political blogs, partisan ones, newspaper blogs, video sites, magazine sites? Lately, I’ve been enjoying Politifact and its “Truth-O-Meter” that gauge all the allegations made by both sides in the presidential race. What sites do you visit regularly and why? How has your online media diet changed this election cycle vs. in 2004? Share your thoughts in the comments below or by video on Seesmic.

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    • Dave Griffin

      1. Usually look at Salon.com’s “War Room” for fun partisan campaign news.
      2. The factcheck.org blog is invaluable to understanding what’s really going on.
      3. Random links from Google News now and then.

    • For education-related election news, I’ve been reading Education Week’s blog “Campaign K-12” religiously. They’re doing a great job over there: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/

    • I use a variety of sources for election news, including Salon’s War Room and Huffington Post (they lean left), Real Clear Politics (www.realclearpolitics.com – it leans right), NY Times online, Slate.com. RCP is an aggregation site and leads me to a lot of other articles. I also read DailyKos because Kos does a good job of analyzing electoral strategy and debunking campaign claims. For pure horse-race coverage, I like fivethirty-eight.com and pollster.com, which do a better job than RCP of aggregating poll information.

      Bottom line: if you read enough blogs (and it doesn’t count unless you read the comments and the varying arguments within them), you can gather enough information to form your own opinion. However, it is time-consuming, and during election season I get something like 8 or 9 feeds via email, which can take me up to 2 hours to wade through each day.

    • jacque denise yap

      i think john McCain can be a good president for America, but as i see that a lot support him, and recently i saw their recent TV ads video clip in pollclash. for me McCain took the first round of this battle.

    • I check http://fivethirtyeight.com and http://electoral-vote.com for state poll analysis and coverage.

      I also check Salon’s War Room and Huffington Post.

      CNN Ticker has coverage of what each candidate’s daily itinerary is.

      Then of course the Daily Show and Colbert Report which are poignently insightful every day.

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