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  1. CNN and the NY Times are doing a really nice job. CNN with the typical sensationalism and the NYT with patience and thoughtfulness.

  2. CNN and the NY Times are doing a really nice job. CNN with the typical sensationalism and the NYT with patience and thoughtfulness.

  3. Oddly enough, I’m just watching the local news (CBS affiliate). It’s good enough for me, and it’s updated frequently. Plus you get all that great speculation that’s okay for television once every couple of years, but is viciously derided on the internet. :D

  4. Oddly enough, I’m just watching the local news (CBS affiliate). It’s good enough for me, and it’s updated frequently. Plus you get all that great speculation that’s okay for television once every couple of years, but is viciously derided on the internet. :D

  5. I agree with Kevin and LayZ. Nothing beats the best of mainstream media when it comes to the kind of analytical, substantive and timely reportage elections merit. Makes me miss my days (and nights, many nights) in newsrooms.

  6. I agree with Kevin and LayZ. Nothing beats the best of mainstream media when it comes to the kind of analytical, substantive and timely reportage elections merit. Makes me miss my days (and nights, many nights) in newsrooms.

  7. I go hide under my covers and weep. We are so lost in this country. I just want to cry. Democrats, Republicans…all are completely without leaders or strategy. Now all I have to hope for is that Manuel Rosales defeats Hugo Chavez and the world will have some sort of hope in it.

  8. I go hide under my covers and weep. We are so lost in this country. I just want to cry. Democrats, Republicans…all are completely without leaders or strategy. Now all I have to hope for is that Manuel Rosales defeats Hugo Chavez and the world will have some sort of hope in it.

  9. @ 11 – Podesta…OMG, I can’t stop laughing. Mainstream media “analytical, substantive, timely”…you’re a riot.

  10. @ 11 – Podesta…OMG, I can’t stop laughing. Mainstream media “analytical, substantive, timely”…you’re a riot.

  11. I liked the Reuters site last night: Fast results with minimal analysis. (I’ll do my own analyzing, thank you. It’s not rocket science.) Didn’t watch any TV. Talking heads talking to each other is not news and it’s seldom analysis.

    Reuters supplemented their own reports with a live-updating headline box to collect reports from other sources, i.e., projected calls from the networks, concession speechs, etc. Sure beat tracking multiple sites. Offical results were broken down on multiple page, with drill-down access via maps, etc.

    The NYT also did well. More news, less filler. Khoi Vinh and his design team set the stage by cranking out some nice work.

  12. I liked the Reuters site last night: Fast results with minimal analysis. (I’ll do my own analyzing, thank you. It’s not rocket science.) Didn’t watch any TV. Talking heads talking to each other is not news and it’s seldom analysis.

    Reuters supplemented their own reports with a live-updating headline box to collect reports from other sources, i.e., projected calls from the networks, concession speechs, etc. Sure beat tracking multiple sites. Offical results were broken down on multiple page, with drill-down access via maps, etc.

    The NYT also did well. More news, less filler. Khoi Vinh and his design team set the stage by cranking out some nice work.

  13. I was most interested in local and state races, and I found my county elections site and the Raleigh N&O the best resources. I used them to update my blog for readers in our area.

    Nationally, I read a lot of bloggers, but mostly as filters for major media. As such, they did OK…but they were too nationally-focused to be useful sometimes. For example, Josh Marshall’s TPM was following contested House races, but he was still showing a CNN projection on NC 11 long after the Asheville paper had reported a concession speech. Lesson there: listen to your readers and let them feed you info, don’t just pass along big media reports.

  14. I was most interested in local and state races, and I found my county elections site and the Raleigh N&O the best resources. I used them to update my blog for readers in our area.

    Nationally, I read a lot of bloggers, but mostly as filters for major media. As such, they did OK…but they were too nationally-focused to be useful sometimes. For example, Josh Marshall’s TPM was following contested House races, but he was still showing a CNN projection on NC 11 long after the Asheville paper had reported a concession speech. Lesson there: listen to your readers and let them feed you info, don’t just pass along big media reports.