More from the demographics of the election series: purple America. From Mark Newman at the University of Michigan:
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After a long and dirty trail, the campaign ends here, with KoPoint’s live election night coverage.
This audio podcast summarizes peak moments of election coverage from the KoPoint studio in New York City.
Election night highlights include:
Live reports from Obama HQ in Chicago filed by Justin Duckham of Talk Radio News
Election day in photos with Michael Shaw of Bag News Notes
Women, Silicon Valley, and the election with Elisa Camahort Page
Broadcast media analysis from Lisa Wexler
Tech and the election with Tom Merritt and Tech News Today
A Reddit Report and an update on South Dakota politics by Josh Wolff
We were joined by our friends, colleagues in media, significant others, and the fine folks of our studio host, SumAll. Here’s a list of the KoPoint contributors who joined KoPoint on-air on election night:
Our team also participated in a live election night mobile Bonfyre conversation.
Thanks for listening.
A few quick thoughts on the process of covering elections.
– Reflection on the process. Second general election, things have changed yet I am starting to hear the same messages, and starting to see how and why partisanship works.
– Personal reflection – 07 and 08 vs 2012
– I’m more centrist because real decisions are made on local level, by courts, by activist groups, and because I believe more and more in continuity of government.
– Who did I vote for? Why?
– Have we actually moved to a more parliamentary system, with a strong executive?
– Who am I? Do I matter? Yes, meta reporting; no, because everyone can do it. Also: why listen to me? Maybe because I have some experience, but I’m still bothered by the pretense.
– Does this election matter?
– The process does matter?
– Does tech matter? Yes. Tech has built tools that help democratize information dissemination.
– How do we drill down the ballot, beyond the nominee?
– Social media has matured
– Peripheral exposure to news and information has lead to saturation
– Is this good or bad? I think good because the process has become democratized. But in the process have all issues become more siloed, angry, and trivial?
– Have we learned anything? I don’t know. We’ve changed a lot.
– Have I learned anything? Yes, I’ve become humbled and more neutral.
– What is journalism? Who knows? Who cares.
– Why do I do this? Who knows.
– What does the future look like?
KoPoint will host live broadcast election coverage event on Tuesday, November 6th. Our broadcast will begin on http://live.kopoint.com around 5pm ET. The event will be hosted on Google+ and streamed as a Hangout.
More information on the KoPoint blog: http://blog.kopoint.com/2012/11/02/kopoint-2012-election-coverage/
We’d like to treat KoPoint election coverage as a casual but structured conversation. Here’s the plan:
- We’ll be live in the studio and will roll audio on everything, all night. We’ll mix audio ‘best of’ summary podcast the next day.
- Run a rolling Google+ Hangout / YouTube video and chat through the evening quarter-hour events. We’ll pop on during the top of the hour, at the quarter hour with , at the bottom of the hour we’ll run short news updates and some political media clips, and grab on-location updates from and Justin Duckham of the Talk Radio News Service.
We have some cool partners:
- We’ll also check in on broadcast radio with theShow, a Tristate/NYC political news and talk show.
- Throughout the day KoPoint will host an Election Day mobile conversation via theiOS and Android app.
In studio, I’ll be joined byhost somtimes-contributor and a number of other folks from the and families.
Audio and video will be streamed through the Hangout (found on this page,http://live.kopoint.com, and post-facto edited to an election summary podcast. Video will be minimal but fun.
We fully anticipate bot bugs and fun. Looking forward to chatting with you on Election Day!
In this episode, American Conversation co-hosts Dan Patterson and Marc Lizoain are joined by organizational psychologist Joaquin Roca in storm-battered New York City. Forced to record from Brooklyn after the KoPoint studios were left without power, the three gentlemen discuss the storm, the impact of Sandy on the presidential race, what it means to be an undecided voter, and finally, the likelihood of an Obama re-election on Tuesday. Roca is sure that Obama will win, but Patterson and Lizoain are not so sure. No matter what happens, we’ll bet you $1000 that you get your money’s worth out of this episode of KoPoint’s American Conversation!
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