Tag: election

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 »

by Megan Taylor

The MediaShift Innovation Spotlight looks in-depth at one great mash-up, database, mapping project or multimedia story that combines technology and journalism in useful ways. These projects can be at major newspaper or broadcast sites, or independent news sites or blogs. What It Is TimeSpace, a Washington Post project, is a coverage mapping framework that displays […] more »

by Roland Legrand

Modern newsrooms have to engage in a never-ending conversation with their community. This may sound self-evident, but it can be a tough sell in a newsroom working under high pressure. So how do you get reporters to buy into the proposition that they need to listen to their audience? They need to see for themselves […] more »