Department of Rhetoric and Writing

The University of Texas at Austin

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Elections and Visual Conventions

The Iowa Caucuses have come and gone, and as we prepare for New Hampshire and the remainder, we have some time to reflect on the visual dynamics of television news coverage of elections. Red and Blue states once had their debut to a national audience, and perhaps we’re on the threshold of a new visual convention.

Screenshot of Anderson Cooper's show, featuring magical 3-D pie chart

BEHOLD ANDERSON COOPER’S MAGICAL FLOATING PIE CHART!

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