A visiting friend from Boston last week complained bitterly about press coverage after the marathon bombings. Among other things, she wanted to know why so many outlets reported that there had been
Covering the 2012 Political Conventions
NPF teamed up with the Regional Reporters Association to present a free webinar on Covering Political Conventions. Anyone heading to Tampa in August or Charlotte in September will pick up valuable tips from our experts.
The first half focused on logistics, (0:00 to 45:00.) This webinar featured David Lightman of McClatchy News, a veteran of every convention since 1980 and Joe Keenan, Director of the Senate Press Gallery.
In the second half we talked with three political veterans about how to cover a delegation or follow the issues your audience cares about, in the chaos of a national nominating convention, (45:00-1:30:54). David Lightman stayed on and was joined by National Journal political correspondent Beth Reinhard and RRA President Joe Morton, of the Omaha World-Herald.
Democratic National Convention Guide
|When/Where:||Charlotte, North Carolina September 3-6, 2012|
|Transportation:||CATS: Charlotte Area Transit System: Bus service and light rail with Park and Ride|
|Wi-Fi Hotspots:||Free WiFi finder|
|Local News:||The Charlotte Observer|
Republican National Convention Guide
|When/Where:||August 27-30, 2012 Tampa, Florida|
|Official RNC Venue Guide||Click here.|
Tampa Bay Featured Listings
St. Peteresburg Listings
|Transportation:||Visit Tampa Bay & Company for information on taxi services, streetcars and trolleys, shuttle systems and rental cars.|
|Parking:||Parking Garages and Lots – Rates and Availability|
|Wi-Fi Hotspots:||A listing of restaurants, coffee shops, and other businesses with free WiFi available.|
|Entertainment:||Tampa Bay Times’ 2012 RNC Guide to Tampa Bay|
RNC and DNC floor layout and pictures [download]