The Wall Street Journal to Provide Six Hours of Live Midterm Election Coverage Online

WallStreetJournalLogo.jpgThe Wall Street Journal will present six hours of live video coverage of the midterm elections online on Election Day Tuesday, with its Campaign Journal to be hosted from the newspaper’s headquarters in New York by assistant managing editor and executive Washington editor Gerald F. Seib; deputy managing editor and executive editor, online Alan Murray; and deputy editor-in-chief Gerard Baker.

Campaign Journal, which will begin at 8 p.m. ET, will offer real-time news and analysis, live reports from key race locations (via iPhone video, Skype, and LiveU), interactive maps, and features.

Editorial page assistant editor James Freeman and editorial board member Jason L. Riley will also provide video updates during the last 10 minutes of each hour, along with commentary from editorial page editor Paul Gigot, Potomac Watch columnist Kimberley A. Strassel, and columnist John Fund.

In addition to Campaign Journal, the homepage will feature real-time breaking news updates, analysis from WSJ reporters and editors, and an interactive map to help users keep track of key races and overall results.

And the WSJ for iPad app will integrate all of the election coverage, boasting an interactive, touch-controlled map.