Posts Tagged ‘ john mccain ’

How Barack Obama Beat John McCain With New Media

Nov 5th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Story, General, Podcasting Events

Barack Obama has soundly beaten John McCain and it’s clear that Obama’s new media strategy played a big part in this win.

While McCain pulled back from new media and focused his attention on core supporters via old media, Obama got his message out anywhere people were listening.

Watch The Elections Online

Nov 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Streaming Video, Video, Video Podcasts

Silicon Alley Insider has a great post highlighting the ways that you can watch the elections online. While you probably expected each of the major networks to provide live streams, you can also get live streams coming from the candidates themselves: John McCain’s Live Ustream Channel Barack Obama’s Live Ustream Channel

Take That, Rewind It Back; Usher Offers VOTE Video To Podcasters

Oct 30th, 2008 | By | Category: Podcasting, Video

From Rob Walch, creator and host of Podcast 411, and VP of Podcaster Development at Wizzard Media: “Usher has made a music Video. He is allowing podcasters to include it as an item in their feed.  This is a get out the vote message, and the version below has an intro from Senator Obama.   You […]

Has John McCain Given Up On New Media?

Oct 28th, 2008 | By | Category: General

Video analytics and distribution company Tube Mogul looked at the past several months of metrics for You Tube videos featuring U.S. Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama: “John McCain’s campaign appears to be shifting resources away from YouTube. Overall, they are launching 39.8% fewer videos than last month, and 29.7% fewer than August. Perhaps […]

Coalition Calls On Mainstream Media To Stop Blocking YouTube Political Videos

Oct 20th, 2008 | By | Category: Featured Story, General, Internet TV, Streaming Video, Video

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and a coalition of public interest groups today called on four television networks to stop stifling political debate on the Internet with overreaching copyright claims and proposed two measures to help YouTube protect online political speech. In an open letter sent to CBS, the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN), Fox, and […]

McCain/Palin Campaign Caught In DMCA/Fair Use YouTube Battle

Oct 14th, 2008 | By | Category: Internet TV, Video

The McCain/Palin campaign has found itself caught in a DMCA/Fair Use YouTube battle, after having campaign videos pulled from the site because of their use of copyrighted material. The campaign’s letter, embedded above, makes a great against the over-zealous enforcement of DMCA claims. Let’s hope that politicians getting ensnared in the DMCA/Fair Use battle will […]

McCain Backers Prefer TV To The Internet

Sep 29th, 2008 | By | Category: General

John McCain’s supporters prefer to get their news and entertainment from television, while Barack Obama’s supporters tend to be “media generalists” who get their news and entertainment from assorted media platforms. A new study by media agency MediaVest found that 65 percent of voters are paying more attention to the presidential election campaign than they did in […]

What’s On Barack Obama’s iPod?

Jun 25th, 2008 | By | Category: General, iPods & Portable Media Players

We already know that John McCain is a huge ABBA fan, from his blog. But what about Barack Obama? What’s on his iPod? Obama says he has “pretty eclectic tastes”: The list of bands reads like the acts at a summer music festival, with the Rolling Stones, Sheryl Crow and Ludacris all in the mix. […]

Will John McCain Pull A Hillary When It Comes To Internet Media?

Jun 8th, 2008 | By | Category: General

The SFGate has published an interesting piece that looks at how Internet media affected Hillary Clinton‘s campaign: What hurt Clinton most, political analysts say, is that she couldn’t consistently use the newfound ubiquity of video to soften her image with voters. Or, as George Washington University Professor and new-media analyst Michael Cornfeld said, “It’s like […]

Obama Secures Democratic Bid

Jun 4th, 2008 | By | Category: Video Podcasts

[display_podcast] On the evening of the last batch of U.S. primary elections, Presidential candidate Barack Obama wrapped enough delegates to secure the Democratic nomination. Although Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton has not formally ended her Presidential bid, it is looking fairly assured that Obama will, after his official nomination at this summer’s convention in Denver, […]