BEET.TV COVERS THE ELECTION TODAY — WE’RE VISITING NEWSROOMS AND LIVE BLOGGING TONIGHT FROM CNN

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By on 11/04/2008 6:29 AM @beet_tv

**We will be updating this post throughout the day. Keep reading for news on our upcoming interviews and round-ups of the hottest political tech coverage on the web! ***

So it’s Election Day and Kelsey and I will be reporting on the extraordinary day for digital news and online video.  We’re off to NBC News, MSNBC, CNN and CBS today to report on how election coverage will be done by the big networks.  We hope to post our interviews this afternoon.

We’re also be covering MySpace, YouTube and other user-generated sites.

This evening, we will be live blogging and Twittering from the CNN Election Headquarters here in Manhattan. (Actually we’ll be at the CNN Grill, outside the newsroom, with our fellow bloggers.) So, keep tuned to the purple channel for how technology will impact this historic day.

For some updates on live streaming and other innovations this year, check out this post on Silicon Alley Insider by Nicholas Carlson and the "Ultimate Guide to Live Election Coverage" by Liz Gannes at NewTeeVee.

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer

11:29 update: Andy just interviewed NBC VP of Digital Media Mark Lukasiewicz in front of the skating rink in Rockefeller Plaza. In the segment, Lukasiewicz talks about how this will be the first "two-screen election," with viewers tuning in online and on the TV. Afterward, Andy squeezed in another interview with Robert Dembo, NBC News Executive Director. At 1 p.m., Andy will interview Ethan Dreilinger, Director of CBS Mobile News, about mobile election coverage. Look for the interviews later today!

Election news round-up: Below, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best election-technology news on the web. We will continue updating this list throughout the day.

  • Declan McCullagh at CNET News has a piece this morning on where to watch election day results online.He has another story on online betting websites, which are overwhelmingly predicting the race in Obama’s favor, putting his probability of winning at 94 percent.
  • TVNewser has a story on the calling of elections at major news networks.
  • Brian Stelter at The New York Times writes today about the ratings competition between major broadcast news networks CNN, MSNBC, and Fox. Yesterday, he and David Carr wrote a story titled "Campaigns in a Web 2.0 World."
  • Bloggers looking to embed cool election widgets tonight should check out the list compiled by The Huffington Post.
  • "E-Voting’s Biggest Test," by Technology Review’s Kurt Kleiner, covers the problems that could be caused by flawed electronic voting technology.
  • Salon’s blog The Machinist has another round-up of where to watch the election tonight online.
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