How news sites can cover an election night – examples from Norway

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John Einar Sandvand has a fascinating overview, and some great links, from the recent Norway national elections on his site BetaTales.

John writes:

  • Several of the sites had prepared interactive graphics which where automatically updated as the results came in
  • Services like Coveritlive and Twitter were used to report live from the different party headquarters
  • News sites increasingly provide a platform for users to discuss the election resuts with each other. This was done by integrating Twitter hashtags into the news content as well as through use of Facebook Connect.
  • You will also be amazed at Norwegian newspapers in general. Much grittier and in-your face that American papers.

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