National Journal’s Hotline Rolls Out New Services and Tools

Highlights include customizable dashboard with real-time coverage of political races of choice

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Nov. 12, 2013, 9:43 a.m.

WASH­ING­TON, D.C., Nov. 12 — Na­tion­al Journ­al‘s Hot­line, Wash­ing­ton’s premi­er daily tip sheet on cam­paigns and elec­tions for nearly 30 years, in­tro­duced today new fea­tures and tools to bet­ter serve its read­ers and mem­bers.

“With just one year to go be­fore the 2014 midterm elec­tions, the new Hot­line will al­low users to more closely and ef­fi­ciently fol­low the polit­ic­al races and news that mat­ters most to them,” said Steven Shep­ard, ed­it­or-in-chief of Na­tion­al Journ­al Hot­line. “Provid­ing these ad­di­tion­al tools simply gives mem­bers more flex­ib­il­ity in the way they fol­low cam­paigns.”

The up­dated Hot­line, in part­ner­ship with Syn­op­tos Inc., a me­dia-mon­it­or­ing and polit­ic­al-ana­lys­is re­search firm, will con­tin­ue to provide Na­tion­al Journ­al sub­scribers ex­clus­ive in­sight on polit­ics, polling, and cam­paign de­vel­op­ments culled from more than 2,500 me­dia sources, as well as cam­paign fin­ance re­ports from the Fed­er­al Elec­tion Com­mis­sion.

The tools and up­dates in­clude:

  • Cus­tom­iz­able “Race Track­er” dash­board on the homepage, with race-by-race sum­mary pages
  • FEC cam­paign fin­ance re­ports, up­dated as avail­able
  • Polling res­ults for in­di­vidu­al races, as well as na­tion­al ap­prov­al rat­ings
  • Me­dia men­tions and so­cial-me­dia track­ing for all in­cum­bents and can­did­ates
  • Full on­line ac­cess to the 2014 Al­man­ac of Amer­ic­an Polit­ics

As the midterm sea­son kicks in­to gear, these ad­di­tion­al fea­tures of­fer a real-time look at every race. Wheth­er sub­scribers are in­ter­ested in the cam­paigns that lead na­tion­al news­casts or loc­al races, the cus­tom­iz­able dash­board de­liv­ers what sub­scribers want the most, in a user-friendly and data-driv­en way. 

“For our sub­scribers and mem­bers who fol­low cam­paigns closely, the cus­tom­iz­able race port­fo­lio takes The Hot­line’s com­pre­hens­ive­ness and makes it per­son­al,” said Jes­sica Perry, vice pres­id­ent and gen­er­al man­ager of di­git­al op­er­a­tions for Na­tion­al Journ­al. “This kind of dash­board really adds to the util­ity that The Hot­line has al­ways provided.”

The up­dated Hot­line is avail­able at:ht­tp://­tion­al­journ­­ber/hot­line

Me­dia out­lets that do not sub­scribe to Na­tion­al Journ­al Hot­line can re­quest a tem­por­ary pass­word to see the new fea­tures by email­ing Emma Anger­er at eanger­er@na­tion­al­journ­


Me­dia Con­tact:
Emma Anger­er
Com­mu­nic­a­tions Dir­ect­or
(202) 266-7405

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