A live art installation on Facebook Live, automated stories and a Facebook Messenger bot that monitors people's feelings in the run-up to 8 November – these are just some of the ways news organisations will be providing updates about the US elections today, as voters choose the 45th president of the United States.
In today's episode, we speak to NPR and The Washington Post about how their newsrooms have prepared to cover the results of the presidential race. Our guests are:
Amita Kelly, digital editor and producer, NPR
Arnie Seipel, deputy political editor, NPR
Joey Marburger, director of product, The Washington Post
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