WASHINGTONPOST.COM AND NEWSWEEK HOST UNPRECEDENTED LIVE SUPER TUESDAY ELECTION COVERAGE
WEBCAST WILL FEATURE CONTINUOUS LIVE REPORTING, RESULTS AND DISCUSSION ONLINE
ANALYSIS FROM SLATE MAGAZINE AND THE ROOT
WASHINGTON—In an unprecedented endeavor on Super Tuesday (February 5th), washingtonpost.com and Newsweek, national leaders in political news, will offer six hours of continuous live video coverage of the election returns alongside the most comprehensive online reporting from every primary state. washingtonpost.com and Newsweek are combining the best of video and political journalism to create a unique interactive experience.
Anchor Jon Meacham, Editor of Newsweek, will report and discuss the latest Super Tuesday returns with renowned journalists from The Washington Post, washingtonpost.com, Newsweek, Slate magazine and WPNI's new site The Root. Reporters including Jonathan Alter, Dan Balz, Jonathan Capehart, Howard Fineman, Michael Isikoff, Anne Kornblut, Howard Kurtz, Ruth Marcus and Sally Quinn, among others, will provide the latest news and analysis from primary and caucus states around the country.
Expert political analyst Chris Cillizza will report live from The Washington Post newspaper's headquarters, placing the fast-moving election results in context and highlighting important trends. From the Decision Desk at washingtonpost.com, Ed O'Keefe will give updated results in real time. The program will also feature live video coverage of the candidates' speeches.
"We're very excited by the prospect of doing something new," said Meacham. "We'll be drawing on our team around the country to do what we do best: put breaking news in perspective."
"As leaders in political news and online technology, we are going to try something new this election season. This is an innovative news experience that could help shape the future of online news," said Jim Brady, Executive Editor of washingtonpost.com.
Enhancing the video experience, users will be able to interact in a live discussion forum that the video hosts will draw upon for questions. In-depth, comprehensive analysis and continuously updated blog posts from Washington Post reporters on "The Trail" will be available on the Post Politics page, in addition to interactive U.S. maps with polls, results and delegate counts. washingtonpost.com will also offer readers immediate mobile phone alerts of updated results of key primaries and caucuses.
"We are combining the collective quality journalism and innovative technology across Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive's properties to produce the most engaging, interactive experience for our online audiences," said Caroline Little, CEO and Publisher of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive.
Tammy Haddad, former Vice President and Executive Producer of political coverage at MSNBC and President of Haddad Media and washingtonpost.com's Assistant Managing Editor of News Video Chet Rhodes are Executive Producers of this election special.
The live video will be available between 6:00 pm – Midnight ET on washingtonpost.com/postpoliticstv and through washingtonpost.com and Newsweek.com's homepages.
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