WASHINGTON, Feb. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In partnership with CNN, the Newseum announced today that on April 15, 2016, it will open "CNN Politics Campaign 2016: Like, Share, Elect," a new interactive exhibit that tells the story of the 2016 presidential campaign in real time. The exhibit will provide a one-of-a-kind immersive experience that allows visitors to explore the ways digital and social media have transformed how candidates campaign, how journalists cover elections and how the public participates in the political process.
Along with CNN Politics, the Newseum is partnering with Facebook, Instagram, Zignal Labs and Pivit on this innovative educational experience that connects visitors to the campaign trail in relevant, fun and interactive ways. Newseum visitors will be able to explore a variety of groundbreaking on-screen experiences and video presentations that will put them at the center of the campaign:
- CNN Facebook #CampaignConfessional: CNN and Facebook are touring the country, capturing messages and posing voter's questions to candidates. This interactive exhibit, a custom visual experience built and powered by FoxTales, will Newseum visitors that same opportunity to record a campaign message, to share it, and get their questions answered.
- CNN and Instagram Campaign Cinemagraphs: Exquisite moving photographs using advanced tools of photojournalism will be displayed, delivering an intimate look at the candidates running for president, alongside trending headlines and images direct from the campaign trail.
- Matchmaker: Visitors will be able to use an interactive kiosk to identify the candidate who best matches their views on current issues.
- Zignal Command Center: Campaigns change instantly based on real-time news events, and Zignal Labs Command Center will display real-time trending issues and events that influence campaigns and the journalists who cover them. Visitors will be able to toggle between candidates and visualizations of cross media (social, print and digital news) analysis.
- Pivit Political Prediction Markets: For what has been dubbed the "data election," CNN has partnered with Pivit to create a real-time political prediction market index to capture the public's opinion on the key question, "Who do you think will win?" Pivit has built the largest prediction marketplace for politics, with results constantly changing in real time, like a political stock exchange. CNN and Pivit are upping the ante by bringing CNN's Political Prediction Market to the Newseum so that visitors can weigh in with their own predictions.
- CNN Magic Wall: Visitors will be given the chance to explore voter demographics in some of the key states and races at the heart of the campaign.
"Today, there is great excitement, anxiety and confusion — often all at the same time — about the technological disruption of the media, what it means for an informed citizenry, and how these new tools affect presidential elections," said Jeffrey Herbst, president and CEO of the Newseum. "The exhibit will encourage visitors to engage in the democratic process by providing them access to new forms of information and big data perspectives throughout the 2016 election."
Gallery guides and lesson plans are available at NewseumED.org to help learners of all ages gain a better understanding of presidential history, media literacy and the democratic process.
To learn more about the "CNN Politics Campaign 2016: Like, Share, Elect" exhibit, follow @Newseum and #LikeShareElect on Twitter. The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 22, 2017, the last day of inauguration weekend.
About the Newseum
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