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The Pros and Cons of Covering the Election on Twitter

Social media’s imprint on presidential election coverage continues to expand. As Jim Roberts, assistant managing editor at The New York Times, observed, “Social has profoundly impacted how journalists cover the election, how campaigns spin the news cycle and how the public consumes news. Social platforms have also amplified story lines and have become a conduit for news scoops.”

Ben Smith, editor-in-chief at BuzzFeed, added that with social media “Campaigns are competing with news organizations for readers’ attention.” And Amanda Zamora, national digital editor at The Washington Post, noted, “experimenting with new social platforms allows us to reach new audiences.”

Political reporters and editors from print, online, and television discussed benefits and drawbacks of using social media in 2012 presidential election coverage.  Roberts moderated the panel held during Social Media Week on Wednesday in New York. Twitter, described by Peter Hamby, political reporter at CNN, as “an invaluable resource,” was the main focus. Below are key takeaways.

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Revolving Door: ‘NYT’ Adds a Politics Desk, HuffPo Adds BlackVoices, and More

This week, The New York Times announced that it has created a new Politics desk in preparation for the 2012 election. Dick Stevenson, deputy Washington bureau chief has been chosen to lead it up.

Comcast is rebranding the Versus cable network to the NBC Sports Network on January 2. It will be the cable arm of the NBC Sports Group, which will sport the new logo at left.

The Huffington Post has launched BlackVoices, which will cover the wide spectrum of issues touching the lives of Black readers. Christina Norman, former OWN CEO, is the executive editor and contributors include Rev. Al Sharpton and Henry Louis Gates Jr.

For more staff changes across the media, click through.

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