Ring in the Senate

November 3, 2010 § Leave a comment

Throughout the day, the only news sources that I followed was the New York Times and Fox News for up to date coverage on the 2010 Midterm Elections.

The New York Times had constant coverage during the day as the ballots were coming in and had different colors on the map in each district representing which way the vote was going.

The New York Times at 11:32 p.m.

The NYT’s Twitter was also blowing up the Twitter feed all day as well with constant updates from the polls and from each state. It was constant updates that allowed people to stay updated if they did not have access to a computer during the day.

The NYT website was also streaming a live video about the elections. It would appear that the entire website was dedicated to the elections – which it was since almost every story on the main page had something to do with the election.

The other news coverage that I thought was interesting was the Election Tracker from Fox News. Users have the ability to select which aspect of the race they want updates from by selecting whichever category they were most interested in. They were able to see how many votes each candidate received, what the percentage of the vote they received. And, obviously, the winner was shown.

FoxNews Election TrackerI think this a very good approach to the election if I wanted to know the specifics of each part of the race.

As a side note pertaining to campus media: The Statesman and Think Magazine were the only student media outlets to have coverage of the elections.

-Spicer

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