Online Sites Push Envelope through Visuals
CHEERS TO several news websites and online platforms of news organizations for the effective use of visuals on the breakdown of votes.
News organizations started reporting the numbers garnered by candidates, as soon as the vote counting machines began transmitting results. On the digital platform, BilangPilipino.com, GMA News Online, Inquirer.net, and Rappler.com, used interactive graphics to show how candidates were faring in the provinces. These made use of a color-coded map, shading provinces according to the corresponding colors representing candidates. These maps provided a quick look on how the race was going and what areas supported particular candidates.
Aside from showing provinces where contenders for the top two posts were doing well, Rappler’s election results page also presented the breakdown of votes for senators, party-list and overseas votes which were missed by the other sites.
These informative visuals are readily available on the landing pages of most the sites mentioned; BilangPilipino and Rappler had dedicated pages for these maps while GMA News Online initially showed the percentage of transmitted votes per province before also color-coding their map to show data votes for candidates in provinces.