MSNBC.com Launches an Interactive Guide to the Democratic Primaries

Feature Provides an Inside Look at the Presidential Race

Decision 2004 coverage available at Politics.MSNBC.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Redmond, WA) – MSNBC.com (www.msnbc.com), the leader in breaking news and original journalism on the Internet, has launched “Road to the Nomination,” a section devoted to extensive coverage of the Democratic race for President, at Politics.MSNBC.com. The guide will offer four interactive experiences for the user to learn about the candidates and issues affecting Decision 2004.

“MSNBC.com’s innovative use of Flash technology allows users to explore content in an entertaining and captivating way, while also informing them on political issues,” said Dean Wright, editor in chief of MSNBC.com.  “This combination of exciting technology and top-notch journalism allows readers to comprehend and participate in issues that are affecting their everyday lives.”

The Insider’s Guide includes:

Animation: an easy-to-follow and comprehensive multimedia animation explaining how the nomination process works.  Quiz: allows users to learn about each democratic nominee and their top issues by taking an interactive quiz. Map: provides a detailed look at what’s at stake with each state primary including important dates and delegate counts.  Users can click on any state to find out how many delegates represent the state, when the state’s primary election is held and more.Vote: users choose their candidate of choice throughout the week. Each week the candidates are ranked by the tallied results.

MSNBC.com offers extensive election coverage, including regular updates from MSNBC.com’s Tom Curry; “First Read”, the online version of the NBC News’ daily political briefing and stories and video from MSNBC/NBC News "campaign embeds" -- a team of dedicated video-journalists who have been immersed in the policies, strategies and the personalities of the Democratic candidates since last September. Also, top political correspondents from the Washington Post and Newsweek also contribute regularly to “Decision 2004.” 

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