Election 2012

WaPo Readies Digital Election Day Coverage

The Washington Post
's online and mobile coverage of Election Day will include live video from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., live analysis from Post journalists and geo-tergeted election results.
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The Washington Post is planning to expand its live video programming and mobile Web experience for its Nov. 6 Election Day coverage, the company announced today.

WashingtonPost.com will feature live video coverage anchored by Brook Silva-Braga and Emi Kolawole from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. on election night. The video will include instant reactions and interviews from the paper’s newsroom, candidate acceptance speeches and perspectives across the battleground states. Post journalists including Dan Balz, Chris Cillizza, Nia-Malika Henderson, Karen Tumulty will provide analysis.

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Mobile users can activate geo-targeting options from the Post to automatically receive election results from their states, including a breakdown of votes for President Obama and Gov. Romney and how many precincts remain, and results across House, Senate and governor races.

On Nov. 7, the Post’s site, mobile site and apps will feature a photo section titled “Run | An American Election” that looks back on the past 18 months of the election through photographs, videos and articles.

A summary of the Post’s Election Day features:

  • Live video from the Post’s newsroom beginning at 7 p.m. and featuring interviews with Post reporters and columnists, live results and major candidate speeches
  • Interactive Election Map that tells you who’s leading the presidential race, the latest electoral counts and statewide race results
  • Geo-Targeted Mobile Election Results that automatically render on your mobile phone when opted into geo-locating
  • The Fix Cam, a live camera in The Fix pod that will capture sights and interactions between Chris Cillizza and his Fix team as they report on exit polls, statewide results, the latest electoral votes and more, in partnership with UStream
  • Instant Fix, a live feed of quick takes from Chris Cillizza and The Fix, featured the Post’s homepage
  • The Grid, a special interactive tool that offers a visual representation of all news, commentary and social media surrounding Election Day
  • “I Voted” tool that lets you share who you voted for and why
  • Run, a new way to look back on the campaign through photos, videos and articles
  • Ongoing analyses and commentary from Post journalists including Dan Balz, Chris Cillizza, Nia-Malika Henderson, Karen Tumulty, Philip Rucker, Amy Gardner, David Nakamura, Jonathan Capehart, Eugene Robinson, Ruth Marcus and Dana Milbank.
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