PHILADELPHIA — At the 2016 Democratic National Convention, reporters and delegates alike are finding and sharing news in a multitude of ways. From Snapchat to Twitter to more traditional means, how attendees are interacting with news at the DNC is often varied and always personal.
Paul Kane of the Washington Post says reporting on the conventions means always being on the move and always paying attention to the digital information flow.
“We have a team of anywhere from five to 10 people every night who are just inside the hall, inside the Wells Fargo center, just walking around mingling with delegates, talking with delegates and pulling out their phones and just zapping it into the editors behind us here, who will then take and cut and paste and slap it into either a live blog or a rolling story,” Kane said.
So which platforms and tools do reporters and delegates say they like best? Here’s what several of them said:
Andrew Wichman is a political science major and journalism minor at the University of Delaware. He is a producer for “49 News” as well as the multimedia assistant for University of Delaware Athletics and the social media manager for University of Delaware Football.