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    Sky News Launches Online Election Coverage

    This is a discussion on Sky News Launches Online Election Coverage within the Sky news and announcements forums, part of the SkyUser Announcements category; For the forthcoming general election, Skynews.com has completely overhauled its ‘home’ and ‘politics’ pages with an election redesign that focuses ...

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      Sky News Launches Online Election Coverage

      For the forthcoming general election, Skynews.com has completely overhauled its ‘home’ and ‘politics’ pages with an election redesign that focuses on interactivity and delivers fast, detailed coverage straight from the local constituencies.

      The ‘Your Constituency’ button offers web users hyper-relevant information on their local constituencies by inputting a postcode.

      Each of the individual constituency pages contain:

      profiles on the local candidates
      the political history of the region
      links to content from national and local news sources
      the latest pictures, videos and tweets from candidates
      links to social media sites including Flickr and Twitter
      reports, images, and video uploaded by Sky News reporters in real time

      Both the Sky News ‘home’ and ‘politics’ pages feature a breaking news strap providing regular updates from the @skynews and @skynewsbreak twitter feeds, as well as the results from the latest polls. They provide faster updates than RSS feeds, and will be a permanent feature continuing after the election. @skynews/election is a Twitter list of election-related tweets from across Sky News.

      A fully interactive Election Map of the UK houses information on every constituency including party candidates and the history and profile of the seat.

      Other interactive gadgets include the ‘How Many MPs?’ application, where the share of votes is converted into seats and fills up benches in an online model of the House of Commons. It can process figures from the Exit Poll, Sky News predictions, the latest state of the parties, as well as having a manual function that lets users play with the results themselves to see the outcome of different scenarios.

      The ‘Who do I Vote For?’ tool lets web users assess which of the three big parties most closely matches their own values by asking a series of questions on key issues. Depending on their answers, and the way they prioritise issues such as health or education, it tells users to which party they are most closely aligned.

      Skynews.com aims to put the Leaders’ Debates into the hands of the public by offering a fully interactive and participatory experience. Sky News viewers can submit questions for the Sky News debate, as well as the Scottish and Welsh debates, via an online form at The Leaders' Debate: Submit Your Question for Gordon Brown, David Cameron or Nick Clegg for the General Election Debate

      The Sky News and BBC hosted debates will be streamed live on skynews.com in parallel with public webchats. Web users will have the opportunity to rate the leaders on their performance throughout the debate, and will be able to comment and interact in real-time via the Sky News Leaders’ Debate Facebook Fanpage. Skynews.com will also have a page displaying the results of its instant polling by text, which shows what the Sky News survey panel make of the leaders’ performances.

      On Election Day, Skynews.com ‘home’ page will match the ‘politics’ page and there will be live news, comment and debate on the results as soon as they come in. The Election Map will move to the ‘home' page and fill with colour in real time to illustrate actual results. The Exit Poll and incoming results will be fed into the ‘How Many MPs?’ application to give a live representation of where seats have been won, lost and changed hands. Sky News TV will be streamed permanently and the results from each local area will be updated as soon they come in on the breaking news strap.


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      Re: Sky News Launches Online Election Coverage

      Any reason why my post was deleted?

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      Re: Sky News Launches Online Election Coverage

      Hi

      Your post has not been deleted, you posted it in the other thread.

      Sky News launches enhanced General Election iPhone app


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      Re: Sky News Launches Online Election Coverage

      On the subject of Sky News, they are apparently going to show their leaders debate on channel 517 in HD to get viewers a look at things to come when the channel goes HD full time.

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      Re: Sky News Launches Online Election Coverage

      Quote Originally Posted by NewsreadeR View Post
      Hi

      Your post has not been deleted, you posted it in the other thread.

      Sky News launches enhanced General Election iPhone app
      lol, sorry

      all these updates coming thick and fast...keep up the good work

     

     

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