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Key Google Tools for Journalists Covering Politics

Google launched its new service in the United States: Google Politics & Elections. A tool which offers the possibility of following the evolution of the American elections.

Any announcement concerning the international expansion of Google Politics  was revealed, but that would not be surprising to see arriving the service to France, on the occasion of presidential elections 2012!

Would you be interested to use this kind of tool?


Valentina Gimenez published an article at International Journalists’ Network suggesting  what they think will be most useful for journalists covering the race.

“The new Google Politics & Elections site helps journalists find trends and transform information into maps or timelines. Launched during the Iowa Caucus in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election, Google Politics & Elections includes a special section for journalists, which provides a number of useful tools.

“The site enables voters, journalists and campaigns to quickly sort through election info by popularity, race or themes. People can also check out the Trends Dashboard to take the web’s real-time political pulse by comparing candidates’ YouTube video views, search traffic and Google News mentions,” said site team member Eric Hysen.”

Full article here.

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