Globe launches politics portal

Political junkies have a new spot to read, watch, learn, discuss, gripe and just generally get their fix. The Globe and Mail launched its new political portal on Saturday Sept. 6, just a day before Stephen Harper called the federal election.

According to editor-in-chief Edward Greenspon, the Globe had been planning the launch of the new hub for later in September, but the election call pushed things forward.

“Welcome to Election 2.0,” Greenspon wrote in an editorial announcing the launch.  He added:

“Our political website will be more immediate and interactive. It
will be able to dig deeper and tell stories through text, photos,
interactive graphics, podcasts and video. But the part that excites me the most is that the reader gets to
participate: with the journalists, the newsmakers and with each other.”

He told readers the site is “meant to be your site. We’ll provide the food and drinks.” The portal will include blogs, analysis, polls, quizzes, reader-submitted cartoons and video of CTV programs political program,  along with the paper’s regular coverage.