Media Watching for Results of Papal Conclave

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, left, arrives for a meeting at the Vatican, Monday, March 11, 2013. The world is waiting for the results of the papal conclave.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, left, arrives for a meeting at the Vatican, Monday, March 11, 2013. The world is waiting for the results of the papal conclave.

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Allen warned readers in the National Catholic Reporter about the chance for initial confusion since smoke coming out of the Sistine Chapel often seems gray at first. That was a big complaint among TV anchors at the last conclave.

"Generally, it takes a few minutes to sort out what's actually happened," Allen wrote.

NBC News will let people judge for themselves online. It is setting up a "smoke cam" of live streaming video of the Sistine Chapel chimney.

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