Widgets, Twitter and the 2008 Elections

I recently came across two of the following features — widgets showing the 2008 primary delegate counters and “Politweets,” a site that features political-related Tweets, fed from Twitter. Does anyone know of other fun widgets/social networking tools that journalists are using to report on the 2008 elections?

In the spirit of the elections, I wrote an article for Poynter Online earlier this week about editorial endorsements, titled, “Endorsements: A Journalistic Obligation?” Feel free to share your thoughts on the piece.

Published by Mallary Tenore Tarpley

Mallary is a mom of two young kiddos -- Madelyn and Tucker. Mallary absolutely loves being a mom and often writes about the need to find harmony when juggling motherhood and work. Mallary is the Assistant Director of the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas at Austin, where she manages the Center's various programs related to distance learning, freedom of expression, and digital journalism. Previously, she was Executive Director of Images & Voices of Hope and Managing Editor of The Poynter Institute’s media news site, Poynter.org. Mallary grew up outside of Boston and graduated from Providence College in Rhode Island. In 2015, she received a certificate in nonprofit management from Duke University. She now lives in beautiful Austin, Texas, with her kids, husband Troy and cat Clara. She's working on a memoir, slowly but surely. You can reach her at mjtenore@gmail.com.

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