Political candidate websites: What works and getting the basics right

It’s the simple things in a website’s construction that support a political candidate’s strong web presence. However getting those little things right surprisingly poses a serious challenge for politicians even in the wake of the 2008 Obama campaign. I spoke with several web savvy folks for my latest PoliticalShift post at PBS MediaShift to find out what works (see the Harry Reid website pictured above) and what doesn’t.


Bypassing the Mainstream Media

by Steven Davy

In my latest piece for PBS MediaShift I explore the question: With social media technologies like Facebook and Twitter providing politicians with direct access to constituents, is the mainstream media now irrelevant?

Click on the screenshot to read.