"But what has not been mentioned in these old vs new media election debates is the necessary counter to national coverage, newspapers in particular, that new media has provided. Yes, tweeters and bloggers may also have political allegiances or speak from a particular political standpoint, but there have been questions asked and arguments and discussion raised online that have helped turn this election into a wider debate of the issues. New media has arguably reminded us of the local issues at stake in this election and provided a more granular picture of the campaigns and the issues at stake for voters. It has also given us tools and information to better understand what and who we are voting for with sites like Tweetminster, The Straight Choice and TheyWorkForYou."
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