Tag: conventions

by Angela Washeck

Each week, MediaShift will post an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to [...] more »

by Angela Washeck

Each week, MediaShift will post an ongoing list of upcoming events in the digital media and journalism world. These will be a mix of MediaShift-produced events and other events. If we’re missing any major events, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. If you’d like to pay to [...] more »

by Frank Strong

Social media is telling us a lot about the election. With some 4 million tweets during the Republican convention and more than 3 million from the first night of the DNC alone, there’s no doubt there’s a lot of noise. A better question remains: Does that tell us anything useful? Reporting on social media monitoring [...] more »

by Ari Melber

Click to read our whole series We are all fact-checkers now. For years, Americans’ political press has been stuck in a fact-free model of neutrality, often covering even the most obvious lies as “one side” of a dispute. From Swift Boats and global warming to Iraq’s nonexistent WMDs, this coverage shrouds even rudimentary empirical claims [...] more »

by Mark Drapeau

Click to read our whole series TAMPA, Fla. — For those who haven’t experienced it, a national political convention in America is something like a post-apocalyptic police state crossed with the Super Bowl and an Academy Awards red carpet. Here at the site of this year’s Republican National Convention, bomb-sniffing dogs, Secret Service agents, and [...] more »

by Mark Glaser

As we’ve tracked the U.S. elections since 2006, we’ve seen the rise of each new digital platform, from bloggers getting credentials to online fundraising to live-tweets and Facebooking to YouTube gaffes. It’s safe to say that the entire political process — and the resulting coverage — at conventions has changed from a carefully choreographed TV [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Forbes names the most powerful women in media, including 15 from the tech sector (AdWeek) 2. Conventions in Tampa and Charlotte welcome an unwieldy guest: Twitter (USA Today) 3. Tumblr to have Twitter friend-finding privileges revoked (The Next Web) 4. [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Big changes ahead for Hulu, according to a confidential memo (Variety) 2. Online media will star at this year’s political conventions (WSJ) 3. Myanmar’s government says it will no longer censor local media outlets (Huffington Post) 4. How to build [...] more »