Jon Meacham, editor of Newsweek, will anchor a six-hour live webcast covering the Super Tuesday primaries on February 5.  The webcast will originate from the Washington Post Newsweek Interactive studios in Arlington, Virginia.

The show will have a line-up of reporters and columnists from the Post and Newsweek including Jonathan Alter, Dan Balz, Howard Fineman, Michael Isikoff, Anne Kornblut, Howard
Kurtz, Ruth Marcus and Sally Quinn.

A few days ago Beet.TV went on the set with Jon Meacham for his weekly taping of the current issue.

Last Friday, I spoke with Deidre Depke, editor of Newsweek.com who explained the opportunities of video reporting, particularly around the presidential election.  You can grab the video right here.

Producing the show will be  Tammy Haddad, veteran TV news producer who launched "Larry King Live" on CNN, had a storied career at NBC News and was the longtime producer of "Hardball with Chris Matthews."

We have a very interesting interview with Tammy that will be published shortly.  Tammy left MSNBC last year and is consulting to Newsweek and is doing some very cool one-person video reporting from the campaign trail.

The live video will be available between
6:00 pm – Midnight ET on
washingtonpost.com/postpoliticstv and through washingtonpost.com and Newsweek.com’s
homepages.

Update 2/1:  WashPost/Newsweek issued a press release with more details.

Funky HuffPost Vlogging on Tuesday, Too

The Huffington Post also has plans for live video blogging on Super Tuesday. It will originate from an Obama rally in Manhattan. Unlike the Newsweek/WashPost webcast, it will be a funky production, as the HuffPost media crew disclose in their post.

(NB: We’re liveblogging from a Generation Obama rally in NYC, and we’re
going to post shaky, dark, hand-held camera videos of the scene here –
apologies in advance for the poor, poor quality but we’re doing
everything on the fly here.) 

Newsweek.com Hits 5 Million Uniques

According to comScore, Newsweek.com had 5 million unique visitors in December.  This is the first month that the site has been tracked by comScore.  Until October, the magazine was part of msnbc.com and its numbers were not broken out.

Update 2/4:  Here is our interview with Tammy Haddad on her new approach to news gathering.

— Andy Plesser

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