The 2012 election season will gain a lot of momentum with the upcoming party conventions — the Republicans up first in Tampa, Fla., this week and the Democrats the following week in Charlotte, N.C. As with any major event happening in the past year, a lot of attention is given to how the online population will factor in.
The party conventions are no different. All the networks, including PBS and C-SPAN, will be streaming the conventions online, and TV coverage will again connect viewers with what’s happening on Twitter. Also, as they bring out a platter of social media accounts, both parties are looking forward to engaging the masses in political discourse.
There is lot to anticipate as these party conventions unfold, and the following resources will help you follow along on the web and mobile.
SPECIAL SITES AND PAGES
OTHER SOCIAL MEDIA COMMUNITIES
Pinterest: Dem Convention official
Storify: WUSF Tampa Bay coverage
Tumblr: Tumbling the Conventions
Flickr: Democratic National Convention
Youtube: Democratic National Convention
CNN: iReport: DNC 2012
BLOGS AND ARTICLES
If you know a resource that should be on this list but isn’t, please share in the comments, and we’ll add them!
Jenny Xie is the PBS MediaShift editorial intern. Jenny is a rising senior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying architecture and management. She is a digital-media junkie fascinated by the intersection of media, design, and technology. Jenny can be found blogging for MIT Admissions, tweeting @canonind, and sharing her latest work and interests here.