Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Open election thread: Who carried the coverage?

Comment here about election coverage both Tuesday on the Web and on Wednesday in print and online. Kudos to The Times-Tribune for monitoring the clusterfuck ballot-counting operation in Lackawanna County -- and kudos to reporter Dave Singleton, who played along with making the de rigeur "nothing's going on" video for the paper's Web site.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Did anyone notice that The Times-Tribune was working with WNEP on election results?

What happened to the Northeast Pennsylvania News Alliance?

Anonymous said...

They are trying to suck up to WNEP. The Northeast Pennsylvania News Alliance was little more than a cross-promotional tool that did little for either side.

Anonymous said...

There is nothing new here. WNEP has been part of the Times election network for years.

Anonymous said...

I truly can't believe it, but radio -- primarily WILK -- kicked ass on this election. And yes, they have the benefit of talking in real time, but look at all the local media websites, whether newspaper or TV -- and none of them had up-to-the-minute coverage. The Times-Tribune site looks like everybody went home at 5 and never bothered to update the site. WBRE/WYOU didn't have updates past 3 p.m. Pretty pathetic considering the web is their tool to post late-breaking info. Kudos to Sue Henry and Steve Corbett for announcing the Cordaro challenge before any other source well into Wednesday night. Everyone else proved amateurs.

Anonymous said...

Apparently WNEP used the TT results without permission...and there was no agreement.

Anonymous said...

Please tell us how you "apparently" know this.

Anonymous said...

The Times-Tribune site looks like everybody went home at 5 and never bothered to update the site

Interesting observation. I guess you missed the constant updates through 10pm when the official vote count was done.

Anonymous said...

I say the Times Leader. Even several news stations were quoting things they had. Breaking was coming in fast, and everything just seemed to be in such order.

The Citizens' Voice site was hard to use, and results were hard to find.

Didn't look at the Times-Tribune site.

Anonymous said...

The Weekender by far had the best coverage.

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Anonymous said...

Radio hands down and I'm a newspaper guy.

Anonymous said...

You're kidding. Right?

Anonymous said...

In the time it took radio to spend 20 minutes telling us that no votes were counted, you could have learned as much by logging on to any Website - TV or newspaper - to find out the same thing in 10 seconds.

Radio is the audio version of endless bottom of the screen scrolling for TV. It's worthless and we have better alternatives.

Glad you liked WILK's coverage though.

It's not often people choose the horse and buggy over the automobile.

You're old school. I like that in my retarded people.