I’ll be watching www.birminghamelections.org.uk/ tomorrow night to see how the service, fronted by Adrian Goldberg, delivers coverage of the local elections results.
It’s a job I’ve done myself – anchoring the Birmingham Results for Radio WM and reporting general and local election results for TV and radio. Days on research and spent preparing preview pieces and briefs for reporters etc. Even then I was expressing frustration with the fact that whilst the BBC was making results available instantly online local authorities didn’t. No RSS feeds of results to allow anyone to upadate their web service live. It seemed to reflect a fear of being the final publisher. Slowly thats changing and I think it is time that councils begin telling their own stories rather than relying on the mediators.
So lets see how it goes.
Update: click here to see how it went.