Entries published on November 2, 2010
The news done broke
(or, “Dear Louise…”)
Once upon a time, Jacob wrote a wonderful insider’s view of how our election coverage works, and noted that basically the whole thing’s held together with baling twine and duct tape. That was 2006; it’s now 2010 and midterm elections are upon us again. As I write this I’m actually at my desk at the Journal-World office, and for the first time tonight nothing’s actually broken. So I’d like to update Jacob’s post with the story of how we do things now.
That little feed on the TV screen thankfully isn’t our responsibility anymore, though the scripts for it are still sitting around on various hard drives, ready to be dusted off and put to use again. During the primary election in August I actually fired it up just to make sure it all still worked (it did).
Instead, tonight is all about the online coverage. To produce that …