With the municipal election dominating the headlines lately, I thought it would be interesting to see what local media organizations are doing to cover the news and inform voters.
Civic Election 2013 – Edmonton Journal
The Journal’s election site features the latest headlines, a countdown to election day, an interactive ward map, an events calendar, and recent tweets.
Decision Edmonton 2013 – Global Edmonton
In addition to the latest headlines, Global’s election site features a live blog, an interactive ward map, video features on the mayoral candidates, a list of school board candidates, and links to candidates around the capital region.
Edmonton Election 2013 – Metro Edmonton
Metro’s site is essentially just a listing of stories tagged as election-related, but it is updated very frequently.
Edmonton Election 2013 – ShareEdmonton
I’m certainly behind where I hoped to be by now, but I do have a big update that should be launching later this week. Currently at ShareEdmonton you can see a list of all candidates, a list of upcoming election events as well as a calendar, and election-related tweets. Stay tuned!
Edmonton Votes 2013 – CBC Edmonton
CBC has a pretty comprehensive election site, complete with the latest headlines, an election countdown, a live blog, and an interactive ward map. There are video links embedded throughout, and they’ve also been hosting live chats using CoveritLive – here’s a recent one on sprawl.
Election 2013 – CTV Edmonton
Just as they did last election, CTV has features on each ward and each candidate, complete with video answers for all the questions. It’s clear they have a put a lot of work into it! Definitely worth checking out, I just wish CTV also had an easy-to-access list of election-related headlines.
Election 2013 – Edmonton Sun
The Sun’s election site is just a listing of election-related headlines, though they do have a pinned story that contains an interactive ward map and live blog.
Election 2013 – The Local Good
In addition to listing answers to their own questionnaire, The Local Good has a growing list of additional election resources.
Get informed and make sure you vote on October 21!