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://www.nationaljournal.com/member/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 email@example.com.###
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