Tag: rnc

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 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 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 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 Kathleen Hessert

Editor’s note: The folks at BuzzMgr, a social media listening tool, have been putting together a daily infographic from the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., to help distill the daily buzz there. Below are each day’s infographics in chronological order. We’ll update this post with the most recent infographics as they come in. Also, […] more »

by Courtney Lowery Cowgill

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Courtney Cowgill 1. Amazon sells out of Kindle Fire, stops selling for one week (AllThingsD) 2. 3 states reach $69M settlement with publishers over alleged e-book price fixing (Businessweek) 3. Obama does first presidential ‘ask me anything’ chat on Reddit (Today) 4. Merrill […] more »

by Lily Leung

The best stories across the web on media and technology, curated by Lily Leung 1. Why Twitter’s relationship with media is complicated (GigaOm) 2. Twitter continues to protect protester’s tweets (AllTwitter) 3. Ohio State forbids reporters to tweet during press conferences (Poynter) 4. UK journalist arrested on suspicion of computer hacking (Huffington Post) 5. Did […] more »