Tag: political reporting

by Reuben Stern

This week we explore a web-based tool for local election coverage, and we get advice on creating news for millennial audiences. PART 1: Electable Electable is a Web-based tool under development that could help smaller local news organizations connect audiences with information about candidates in local elections. We find out how it works from founder […] more »

by Julie Keck

1. Jane Spencer on Fusion’s relaunch (Jessica Roy / New York Magazine) 2. BuzzFeed grew its Latino audience the old-fashioned way: with content (Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab) 3. Analyst Gordon Borrell sees local digital ads soaring in 2015, but not for newspapers (Rick Edmonds / Poynter) 4. Meet the 22-year-old journalism prodigy shaking up […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

From social media to the second screen, this election comes smack in the middle of the climax of the digital revolution. Other elections before it certainly seeded this massive political transformation, but never before has technology played such a role in selecting who we elect to represent us and lead our communities, our states and […] more »

by Steven Davy

The experiments that took place with Facebook and Twitter during the 2008 presidential campaign are now viewed as standard operating procedure just two years later. Will the same be said about location-based services come 2012? Foursquare and Gowalla are the current crowned kings of geo-location and have been getting regular mentions in the tech blogosphere […] more »

by Anthony Calabrese

There is a major shift going on in politics this election cycle, with more candidates and campaigns using social media and technology to boost their chances. From today until the U.S. midterm elections on Nov. 2, MediaShift presents an in-depth special report, PoliticalShift 2010, with data visualizations, analysis, a 5Across video roundtable and live CoverItLive […] more »

by Jaron Gilinsky

The new media evangelists who preached of a revolution in British electoral politics will have to wait until at least the next election to see their prophecies come to fruition. In this country steeped in electoral tradition, the impact of new and social media on the 2010 race was minimal. The British still consume high […] more »

by Julie Posetti

Twitter distinguished itself as an important new platform for breaking political news in Australia during the Great #Spill of 2009. This is the second installment in a MediaShift series on the “#spill effect.” (You can read the first part here.) It draws on a case study of the event and includes online interviews with eight […] more »