More than a magic electoral map: How Politico plans its (open source) Slack chats during the midterms (Nieman Lab)

Nieman Lab: More than a magic electoral map: How Politico plans its (open source) Slack chats during the midterms. “FiveThirtyEight fans can read its Slack-like conversations, adding statistical context to current events since 2015 (which political party would be more likely to survive the apocalypse, for example). The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and others have been orchestrating similar chats since then, too. But if you’re a local political diehard just trying to follow along with the experts on an election night — and you don’t want John King’s Magic Wall on CNN or local TV reporters reporting from hyped watch parties — Politico’s Slack chat set up could be just the ticket.”

Politico Creates Visitor Logs Database for Trump Administration

Politico has created its own set of Trump Administration visitor records. “POLITICO’s UNAUTHORIZED White House Visitor Logs stand in for the official record, which the administration has decided not to release publicly. To build a better, completely public visitor log, we compiled not just visits to the White House, but interactions that include in-person meetings with the president at Mar-a-Lago and other venues, appearances at events and documented phone calls with foreign leaders and other politicians.”