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November 4, 2008 at 4:22 PM

2009 election winner declared: It’s Adobe Flash

Mainstream media’s covering this election with an amazing arsenal of multimedia tools, including blogs, streaming video and Twitter.

But the most prominent feature on their sites are interactive maps made with good old Adobe Flash. They’re getting the best play of all — top of the fold, center of the page at the biggest sites.

A gallery, starting with the New York Times:

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The Washington Post:

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We’re using AP’s Flash map here at The Seattle Times:

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Across Lake Washington, MSNBC.com is using Flash (not Silverlight?):

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Just like Fox News (though its map is below the fold, under a big McCain picture at last check):

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