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Terrific NYT interactive news coverage of first presidential debate of 2012

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Since much of last night’s debate focused on health care issues, it’s relevant for us to touch on it in this blog, which focuses only on health care issues.

The New York Times offers a solid public service piece of explanatory journalism with:

  • full video of the event
  • transcript of the debate
  • fact checks and graphics right alongside relevant sections of the transcript “to take a closer look at President Obama and Mitt Romney’s assertions and attacks.”

It’s a wonderful and important application of multimedia possibilities. You should visit the site yourself, but here’s a static screenshot:

 

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