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 says the secret of how to get retweeted is similar to the secret to good SEO: “tweet good shiitake.”
Very detailed interactive map shows presidential results by Congressional District.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s a nice wrap-up at BusinessWeek.com on what the major sites are planning for election day coverage online…
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.
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.