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.

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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?

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MediaShift