How news organizations declared Obama next president
Amidst the crazy night at Roanoke.com, I was able to grab screenshots of other news organizations’ coverage as Obama was declared president. Looking through them today, I am amazed at how many front pages were temporarily reconstructed to fit maps, counters, slide shows, and other multimedia elements. Multimedia and visuals were played up big, while stories (linked deeper within the site) led to more in-depth information. Seeing this proves the importance of data visualization and multimedia in our Web 2.0 generation.
Below is a Soundslides gallery of eight screenshots from different news organizations around the time Obama won. What news source did you follow election night? Who do you think did an exemplary job?
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Tags: 2008 election, news coverage, politics