By: E&P Staff
Washingtonpost.com announced today the release of the Issue Coverage Tracker, a new application that compares the volume of press coverage between candidates and the major issues of the 2008 presidential race.
The application allows users to customize their experience by candidate or topic, ranging from abortion to health care to the war in Iraq. It draws information from thousands of news and opinion sources, offering a visual scale of coverage between candidates and the issues.
The Issue Coverage Tracker is part of an initiative to offer portable applications that allow people to take washingtonpost.com journalism and databases off the site. Issue Coverage Tracker accompanies other washingtonpost.com political applications, such as ?Iraq Strategy? ?White House Watch? and Chris Cillizza?s ?The Fix.?