Tag: dnc

by Mark Glaser

Click to read our whole series Welcome to the 55th episode of the Mediatwits podcast, with Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali as co-hosts. This week, we follow up our report from the RNC with three guests at the DNC in Charlotte: Adam Conner from Facebook; Adam Sharp from Twitter; and our MediaShift correspondent Ari Melber. [...] more »

by Ari Melber

Click to read our whole series Conventions don’t matter anymore. They don’t make news. They are just choreographed infomercials. Those are the familiar arguments casting the very concept of political conventions as a pointless relic of a bygone age. Even the Obama campaign considered scuttling this year’s gathering for a series of decentralized rallies around [...] more »

by Kris Krug

Click to read our whole series At the Democratic National Convention taking place in Charlotte this week, there’s a huge focus on independent media, especially blogging and citizen journalism. With convention delegates and the media armed with iPhones and using Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook, this election is more connected and real-time than any that [...] 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 Kathleen Hessert

Editor’s note: The folks at BuzzMgr, a social media listening tool, have been putting together a daily infographic from the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., to help distill the daily buzz there. Last week, they provided daily infographics for the Republican National Convention. (Click on the image for a larger version.) DNC, Day 3 [...] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung.1. DNC out to a stronger start than the RNC on social media (Lost Remote) 2, Knight Foundation funds 20 projects for community reporting, data and collaboration (Poynter) 3. The Atlantic’s digital properties post ‘record-setting’ August (FishbowlDC) 4. Flipboard CEO expresses concern [...] 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 Simon Owens

Simon Owens Mark Glaser is on vacation this week, but we are happy to have blogger/journalist Simon Owens filling in as guest blogger. Here is his report on the upcoming Democratic Convention. As the 2008 Democratic Convention quickly approaches, thousands of journalists will begin swarming into Denver for what is sure to be an around-the-clock [...] more »