International coverage notes from the 2018 midterm elections

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Along with the vast coverage available stateside on traditional broadcast and cable networks, international news organizations also provided hours of programming around the 2018 midterm elections.

Here’s a quick look at how they presented the event for their viewers, which not surprisingly, used many of the same presentation techniques U.S. viewers are accustomed to seeing on election night.

Al Jazeera Election Coverage in the US

Al Jazeera debuted a new graphics package for its election coverage, mixing a patriotic tone with silhouettes of Washington, D.C.

Al Jazeera Election Coverage in the US

Al Jazeera’s presentation also included numerous full screen and monitor wall graphics rendered in Vizrt’s Viz Engine to help break down the results for the network’s international audience.

Al Jazeera Election Coverage in the US

While most of Al Jazeera’s coverage originated in Doha, the network did use its Washington newsroom set for panel discussions throughout Election Day.

Al Jazeera Election Coverage in the US

AJ+, the network’s news streaming service, also provided a dedicated channel of coverage available on multiple platforms. The AJ+ stream utilized one of the network’s Washington studios with fun graphics mixing election iconography.


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