2012 Infographic: Framing Social Media in the 2012 Presidential Election

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On Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 9p.m., the nation will tune into the first televised Presidential debate of 2012. Political experts are predicting over 50 million people will tune into President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney hammer away at the issues. What some media scientists may not have taken into account is the impact that social has had in the 2012 election and will continue to have with just over a month until election day.

Social Media Political Correspondent Ameena Rasheed factored in the differences of social and traditional media platforms in the 2012 Presidential election in this infographic.

Click here to see the Presidential Debate Schedule. Also see the Social Media Correspondents coverage of the debate here and at #TwitterNewsChat.

2012 Presidential election and Socail Media

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The Social Media Correspondents use multiple social media platforms to report on pertinent issues. The founding editor is journalist and Texas Southern University Journalism Professor Serbino Sandifer-Walker @sswalker (Twitter). *We are the first team in the nation, with a professional and collegiate news group, to use multiple social media as a reporting tool. We tell stories dynamically using a myriad of social and multimedia platforms. We are especially interested in telling under told stories in underserved communities. We use mobile phones and tablets to capture video, audio, photos and live events in the communities we cover. We live tweet and have a newsfeed on Twitter at #TwitterNewsChat. We're always thinking outside of the box.

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