Advanced 'Data Journalism' Tool from Rediff Helps Readers to Make Sense of Karnataka State Legislati
May 1st 2013 2:35AM
Updated May 1st 2013 7:35AM
Advanced 'Data Journalism' Tool from Rediff Helps Readers to Make Sense of Karnataka State Legislative Assembly Elections
The enhanced Rediff Sentimeter offers readers a more interactive experience, enabling users to better analyze election outcomes and use their own judgement on elections results
MUMBAI, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- After a successful run during the Gujarat Elections in December 2012, Rediff has re-introduced its Sentimeter service that enables users to assess the outcome of the Karnataka State Legislative Assembly Elections across various scenarios.
Based on the concept of data-driven journalism, Rediff's interactive map-based tool provides users with a simple slider which they can easily shift depending on which way they expect the people's electoral mandate to swing, and hence arrive at the outcome based on their individual assessment.
The Rediff Sentimeter is based on the performance of each constituency in previous assembly elections in Karnataka and gives readers an overall view, as well as insights into each constituency as readers select them. It is also optimised for mobile platforms, enabling users to enjoy a seamless experience across their personal devices, whether a laptop or handheld devices such as tablets and smartphones.
"This is an example of the big thrust we have here at Rediff towards data-driven journalism where our aim is to help citizens, political leaders and other journalists understand patterns in data and make judgments based on data", said Ajit Balakrishnan, Founder & CEO of rediff.com
Users may access the Rediff Sentimeter at http://rediff.ly/karnatakasentimeter.
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