Special Series: Political Conventions Go Digital

    by Mark Glaser
    August 27, 2012
    Photo by "Graham Davis":http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/ via Flickr

    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 special to a carefully choreographed TV special that is torn to shreds by observers on social media in real time. While broadcast TV is cutting down convention coverage, that leaves digital platforms to go all-in. We’ll be on the scene with the latest from both conventions so bookmark this page to follow along the next few weeks.

    Let us know in comments what more you’d like to learn as “Conventions Go Digital.”

    While broadcast TV is cutting down convention coverage, that leaves digital platforms to go all-in."

    Series Posts

    Mediatwits #55: Twitter, Facebook Rule at DNC; Amazon’s Big Week hosted by Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, with guests Adam Sharp from Twitter and Adam Connor from Facebook


    Social Media Makes Old-School Political Conventions New Again by Ari Melber

    Photo Essay: Independent Media Flexes Muscles at DNC by Kris Krug

    Infographics: The Daily Social Media Buzz at the DNC by Kathleen Hessert


    How Much Will Social Media Really Affect the U.S. Election? by Frank Strong

    Why Fact-Checking Has Taken Root in This Year’s Election by Ari Melber

    4 Tech Social Innovations at the RNC — And One Clever Tweet by Mark Drapeau

    Mediatwits #54: GOP Convention Gets Social; Ask.com + About.com hosted by Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali

    Infographics: Daily Social Media Buzz at the RNC by Kathleen Hessert

    Best Online Resources for Following the GOP, Democratic Conventions by Jenny Xie

    A Bold Experiment: Sending Citizen Reporters to Cover National Conventions by Evelyn Messinger

    Coming Soon

    > Mediatwits podcast, co-hosted by Mark Glaser and Rafat Ali, with reports from the conventions

    > Reports from the Democratic Convention from Ari Melber

    Previous Elections Coverage

    2010 U.S. Mid-Term Elections

    > Live 2010 Election Day Chat on Social Media, Politics moderated by Mark Glaser

    > Special Series: PoliticalShift 2010 by various authors

    > GOP Beating Democrats with Social Media for Mid-Term Elections by Anthony Calabrese

    > How Mobile Apps Are Revolutionizing Elections, Transparency by Steven Davy

    2008 U.S. Presidential Elections

    > Live Election Day Chat with Special Guests moderated by Mark Glaser

    > Inside the Newshour’s Multi-Platform Election Night Bedlam by Dave Gustafson

    > Citizens, Media Use Social Media to Monitor Election by Simon Owens

    > 2008 Candidates Jump Online with Early Blog Ads by Mark Glaser

    > How Important is Digital Media in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Campaign? by Mark Glaser

    2006 U.S. Mid-Term Elections

    > Live-Blogging the U.S. Mid-Term Elections by Mark Glaser

    Mark Glaser is executive editor of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his son Julian and fiancee Renee. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit. and Circle him on Google+

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