This election season has been a been a powerful force in driving online consumption of news.
Michael Learmonth at the Silicon Alley Insider reported a few days ago on the historic online viewership numbers and video streams at CNN.com for Super Tuesday.
The folks at Newsweek and their sister publication The Washington Post have been producing a great deal of online video about the the primary. This includes reports from the campaign trail as well as webcasts.
On Super Tuesday, editors and reporters collaborated on a webcast with analysis and reporting which Newsweek’s editor Jon Meacham anchored.
A spokesperson for the Washington Post Newsweek Interactive declined to provide traffic numbers but said the program was successful.
Tomorrow, for the so-called "Potomac Primary," for the primary races in the region, the company will feature a second webcast hosted by Meacham along with Dan Balz, Chris Cillizza, Marc Fisher Salley Quinn, Colbert King, Jon Cohen among others. The webcast will be up tomorrow from 7-10 EST and will be found here.
A couple weeks back, I visited Deidre Depke, editor of newsweek.com. She told me about the integration of video into the newly redesign site. Until October, the site was part of msnbc.com.
Beet.TV was invited to a story conference at Newsweek — and you are there too!
— Andy Plesser