Tag: debates

by Joshua Davis

I like to talk politics. So during the final presidential debate, I found myself circled around my television with friends, dissecting the minute details — from the slow pace of Barack Obama’s speech to the sweat on Mitt Romney’s lip — that make such an event worth watching. And then it happened. Obama told Romney, [...] 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 Jenny Xie

Since the last presidential election in 2008, the proliferation of social media users and mobile devices has brought a corresponding surge in political activities on social networks and Twitter. Two recent surveys from the Pew Research Center confirm this unmistakable reality: Social media is an increasingly active channel of civic and political engagement for Americans. [...] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

Over the next few weeks, all eyes will be on the so-called “battleground states” of Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia and Wisconsin. So, how did the presidential candidates fare in those places during their third and final debate? If social media is any indication, it’s still a mixed bag. Below is an interesting infographic [...] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. What news brand has the most pull on Twitter? (paidContent) 2. Student journalists take debate reporters to school on social media (Nieman Lab) 3. Globe and Mail publisher Phillip Crawley on the paper’s pay wall plans (paidContent) 4. Google launches disavow links tool (Search Engine Land) 5. [...] more »