How online sites faired in Pulitzer Prizes

The 2009 Pulitzer Prizes included online-only news organizations “primarily dedicated to original news reporting and coverage of  ongoing stories” for the first time — and the Awards got 65 entries from 37 different online-only entities.   One primarily online organization, Politico, was a finalist — in Cartooning.

Guy Kawasaki: How to Get Retweeted

Guy Kawasaki says the secret of how to get retweeted is similar to the secret to good SEO: “tweet good shiitake.”

Election 08 Results by District

Very detailed interactive map shows presidential results by Congressional District.

Inaugural Words – 1789 to the Present

Interactive Graphic from NYTimes.com: A look at the language of presidential inaugural addresses. The most-used words in each address appear in the interactive chart, sized by number of uses. Words highlighted in yellow were used significantly more in this inaugural address than average.

What Newsrooms Could Learn About Mobile from the Obama Campaign

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama campaign’s use of text messaging and mobile offers some valuable lessons for newspaper journalists, the digital development director for Gannett New Jersey says in his blog on the Courier-Post’s Web site, according to E&P.

Interactive Forms Give Power to Election Perspectives

The 2008 presidential race inspired a lot of innovative storytelling, including how we experienced coverage of the historic finale last night, writes Poynter’s Sara Quinn.  Here’s a look at two projects that captured events in unique ways.

Twitter Vote Report

Twitter Vote Report is an all-volunteer network of software developers, designers, and other collaborators who have teamed up to help track voting problems on Election Day.

Where to Get Live Election Night Coverage Online

Here’s a nice wrap-up at BusinessWeek.com on what the major sites are planning for election day coverage online…

New way to navigate election news

TimeSpace Beta is a new map and timeline from washingtonpost.com that allows users to navigate through hundreds of photos, video, articles, tweets, posts and audio related to the national election from around the country.

Political Theater 2008, Seattle-style

Seattletimes.com and kuow.org did an interesting experiment during the gubernatorial debate, with three Seattle Times Political Caucus bloggers providing live video commentary online. It was streamed live online and then a best-of version was posted the next day.