Tag: election 2012

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

2012 was a big year in the world of digital media, one of IPOs, apps, the “social Olympics,” and one of the most cross-platform elections we’ve seen yet. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be looking at some of the big stories we’ve tracked on MediaShift, and we’ll hear from a few correspondents on what […] more »

by Jenny Xie

Much of the buzz in 2012 was defined by media coverage of big events, some much anticipated, some unexpected. As we drew closer to the 2012 presidential elections, news organizations engaged audiences with an unprecedented focus on social media, interactives, and Nate Silver’s math. When the London Olympics finally rolled around, NBC was swept over […] more »

by Matt Sheehan

While many college students were out celebrating — or mourning — the results of the election, nearly 80 University of Florida undergraduates covered the election live, based out of the College of Journalism and Communications’ new Integrated News Facility. Click here to read entire series The INF, which opened in August, is the new home […] more »

by Jenny Xie

On November 6, Americans voiced their decisions at the polls and shared their experiences on social media. People posted a million photos to Instagram tagged with either “vote,” “ivoted,” “election,” or similar phrases, and more than 8 million people on Facebook said they voted. Click here to read entire series On Election Day, a massive […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. News orgs innovate with election coverage (Poynter) 2. President Obama’s election victory tweet becomes most retweeted ever (TNW) 3. NYT is trying to make its mobile apps more than simple containers for news stories (NiemanLab) 4. On election day 2012, Twitter kills the […] more »

by Terry Parris Jr.

At Ustream we live for breaking news and the live event. We went all out for the iPhone 5 announcement (6 million total views and 650,000 concurrent viewers), the presidential debates (3.5 million for the first debate alone) and most recently coverage of Hurricane Sandy. We’re going after the election the same way. The live […] more »

by Leandro Oliva

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Leandro Oliva. 1. How Election Day will break Twitter (BuzzFeed) 2. Obama campaign pulls out all the stops with smart social campaigns (VentureBeat) 3. As Instagram debuts web profiles, it’s beginning to look a lot like Facebook (AllThingsD) 4. Tumblr grows to 20 billion monthly pageviews, […] more »

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

Below is an interesting infographic put together by AddThis, a social measurement firm that used data insights to predict the election based on social sharing data. The infographic shows how AddThis predicts battleground states will vote as well as detailing the most shared topics and a confidence level. Click the image to enlarge. Managing editor […] more »

by Mark Glaser

Election Day is here, and it’s time for our live-chat to discuss how this cycle’s campaigns have changed, with the advent of social media, memes, online organizing and fundraising, instant fact-checking, targeted ads and so much more. Click here to read entire series This year, with the help of Ustream as webcasting partner, we’ll be […] more »