The Washington Post Announces Comprehensive Coverage of Election Day 2012
Posted: 10/31/2012  |  By: Press Release
WASHINGTON—October 31, 2012— For Election Day 2012, The Washington Post will offer its readers a robust array of innovative ways to follow the news:  live video programming, a mobile web experience that includes geo-targeted results that capture the news most relevant to you, and other valuable interactive tools that enable readers to stay abreast of the news. Combined with The Post’s award-winning journalists and in-depth coverage of every race in the U.S., The Post will be the definitive destination for politics on November 6 and the days following.
 
On election night, visitors to The Post’s website and mobile web will find live video programming from 7 pm – 1 am ET. These episodes of The Fold, anchored by on-air journalists Brook Silva-Braga and Emi Kolawole, will feature instant reactions and interviews from The Post’s newsroom, candidate acceptance speeches and perspectives across the battleground states. Analysis will be provided by Post journalists such as Dan Balz, Chris Cillizza, Nia-Malika Henderson, Karen Tumulty and others.
 
In addition, mobile users who opt into geo-targeting and visit washingtonpost.com from their device will automatically receive the latest election results from their states, including a breakdown of votes for President Obama and Governor Romney and how many precincts remain, and results across House, Senate and Governor races.
 
The day after the election, users will be able to transform The Post’s website to feature a unique photo display looking back on the past 18 months of the election. Titled “Run | An American Election,” the presentation will be an engaging way to reflect on key moments leading up to the election through photographs, videos and articles. It will also be available on the mobile website, The Post’s flagship mobile apps and WP Politics iPad App.
 
The Washington Post is the preeminent destination for politics, with the depth and authority that comes from having the top team of political journalists combined with the most innovative use of technology to bring readers the latest, most interactive and engaging platforms for following election night news. Whether readers want insightful analysis from battleground states, a live feed from our newsroom, or valuable tools to follow along, we have something for everyone interested in the presidential and statewide races,” said Marcus Brauchli, Executive Editor, The Washington Post.
 
Below is a summary of The Washington Post’s 2012 Election Day features, all of which are accessible across desktop and mobile platforms and apps:
 
— Live video from The Post’s newsroom beginning at 7 pm ET and featuring interviews with Post reporters and columnists, live results and major candidate speeches

— Interactive Election Map that tells you who’s leading the presidential race, the latest electoral counts and statewide race results

— Geo-Targeted Mobile Election Results that automatically render on your mobile phone when opted into geo-locating

— The Fix Cam, a live camera in The Fix pod that will capture sights and interactions between Chris Cillizza and his Fix team as they report on exit polls, statewide results, the latest electoral votes and more, in partnership with UStream

— Instant Fix, a live feed of quick takes from Chris Cillizza and The Fix, featured The Post’s homepage

— The Grid, a special interactive tool that offers a visual representation of all news, commentary and social media surrounding Election Day

— “I Voted” tool that lets you share who you voted for and why

— Run, a new way to look back on the campaign through photos, videos and articles

— Ongoing analyses and commentary from Washington Post journalists including Dan Balz, Chris Cillizza, Nia-Malika Henderson, Karen Tumulty, Philip Rucker, Amy Gardner, David Nakamura, Jonathan Capehart, Eugene Robinson, Ruth Marcus and Dana Milbank.
 
In addition, The WP Politics iPad app is a data-rich resource for Election Day and beyond.  Ideal for the true politics fanatic, the app has many in-depth features such as The Forum, which easily identifies Tweets and curates conversations from influential political voices in a customizable format. The app also has interactive maps with state-by-state results, a tool to track the issues, historical maps with insight into how the Founding Fathers would have approached today’s election and much more.
 
To follow The Post’s coverage of the 2012 presidential election, visit www.washingtonpost.com.