Tag: #dnc2012

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 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 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 »