Tuesday, November 28, 2006

TV websites are Election Day winners

The New York Times also had an article about the success of TV websites in the recent election coverage. The Project for Excellence in Journalism followed 32 different new outlets to rate their coverage. TV websites performed the best:

The Web sites of both network and cable television delivered results quickly, allowing users to dig as deeply as they wanted into exit poll information and interactive maps with reports on hundreds of races.
Unfortunately, we bloggers do not always do so well in breaking news situations:
Perhaps faring least well in the Project for Excellence survey were bloggers, who, the report said, were left empty-handed because there were few snafus to discuss and they offered no original reporting.
That is the real disadvantage of blogging. We lack the resources of the larger organizations. I think that it is definitely a reminder that citizen journalists will never completely replace the pros.

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