Tag: election

by Julie Keck

1. BuzzFeed to use presidential candidate interviews to highlight new app (Brian Stelter / CNN Money) 2. The Wall Street Journal, reported.ly, Baltimore Sun and BBC News take home 2015 Online Journalism Awards (via ONA) 3. Slate is taking steps to reduce its page load time by 75% (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 4. What […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. In Salt Lake City, the community radio station invited the community in to podcast (Melody Kramer / Poynter) 2. Open State preserves Politwoops’ history on the net (via Open State) 3. Jeff Bezos (finally) pumps up the Post with Prime (Ken Doctor / Politico Media) 4. Coming soon to Facebook: A ‘Dislike’ button (Vindu […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. US midterm elections: An online guide to find where to vote, track results (Alex Howard / TechRepublic) 2. Digital to overtake TV ad spending in 2 years, says Forrester (Tim Peterson / AdAge) 3. The Texas Tribune is 5 years old and sustainable. Now what? (Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab) 4. Taylor Swift vs. […] more »

by Michael W. Wagner

Historically, journalists generally behaved as though political scientists’ focus on the state of the economy and presidential approval had little to offer their elections coverage. And political scientists treated campaign coverage’s focus on the horse race and shifting campaign narratives as factors that were almost completely unrelated to what actually has the virtue of affecting […] more »

by Mark Glaser

As we’ve tracked the U.S. elections since 2006, we’ve seen the rise of each new digital platform, from bloggers getting credentials to online fundraising to live-tweets and Facebooking to YouTube gaffes. It’s safe to say that the entire political process — and the resulting coverage — at conventions has changed from a carefully choreographed TV […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Pinterest plans to launch three massive products this summer (Business Insider) 2. Yammer agrees to sell to Microsoft for $1.2 billion (WSJ) 3. YouTube contemplates selling subscriptions for certain content (Reuters) 4. Microsoft to enter the tablet market. Does it […] more »

by Mark Hannah

As I’ve read up online about the 2012 campaign news in recent months, I’ve noticed I’m doing a lot less, well, reading. I’ve checked around a bit and confirmed that websites that traditionally focus on text-based journalism — like Politico.com and NYTimes.com — are indeed ramping up their video offerings to add a new dimension […] more »

by Evelyn Messinger

In 2012, two tidal waves will reconfigure the American electoral system and the news media that cover it. A tsunami made of money will buoy up the structure of entrenched political power, while a huge wave of personal technology will disrupt it. I can predict both of these events with certainty because they’ve happened every […] more »

by Terri Thornton

You point your wireless device — cell phone, iPad, whatever — at a graphic on a box of unassembled furniture and then the instructions, complete with 3-D diagrams, instantly appear on-screen. Point at a piece of paper and it’s suddenly a game board shared by friends across the room or across the world. This is […] more »

by Simon Owens

This week several major bloggers — most politically right-of-center — will see the shuttering of their blog ad network. Pajamas Media, which launched in 2004 and provided advertising for conservative bloggers like Glenn Reynolds and Michelle Malkin, announced earlier this year that it would close down its display advertising for blogs in order to put […] more »