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2012 Election Coverage? There’s an App for That

Looking to stay up-to-date on the ever-changing face of American politics?

This week, The Economist Group launched Electionism, a free HTML5 web app for tablets that focuses on the hottest subject around: the 2012 election.

The app promises insight and analysis from international, national, and beltway insider perspective; content from both The Economist and CQ Roll Call; reading lists from its journalists; and a collection of noteworthy tweets from candidates and pundits. Additional multimedia and interactive features will be added throughout the year.

“It is extremely important to us that we provide our readers with not just commentary and analysis, but also the opportunity to discuss and debate the key issues,” said Nick Blunden, publisher of The Economist online. “By building content sharing functionality through Facebook, Twitter and email into the Electionism app, we have provided readers with the ability to engage others in a conversation around the election.”

Electionism is currently available on the iPad, the Samsung Galaxy and the Kindle Fire and will be available shortly on the Blackberry Playbook.  It is optimized for tablets, but a preview of the content is available.

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