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Viral Videos From DNC08 in Denver

BY Micah L. Sifry | Tuesday, September 2 2008

While network TV has cut back its coverage of the national political conventions to an hour a night, and within that hour we often get more of the network "stars" bloviating than straightforward speechifying from the ... Read More

Daily Digest: Split-Screening Obama Speech and Palin VP Pick

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, August 29 2008

Liveblogging the DNC; sleuthing out McCain's VP pick; Sarah Palin will make these bloggers happy; Get your ObamaTaxCut.com; McCain's classy and messy moves; Obama's text-messaging machine revs up. Read More

BarackObama.com in Denver: "Phrase Not Found"

BY Micah L. Sifry | Thursday, August 28 2008

Here are two words that have yet to be uttered from the stage of the Democratic National Convention: BarackObama.com or Democrats.org. I've slogged through the posted transcripts of the first three days speeches in ... Read More

Daily Digest: Dems Gather in the Mountains

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, August 25 2008

We kick off our on-the-ground coverage of the just-begun Democratic National Convention in Denver with a look at the Big Tent, a glance at how bloggers are reacting to the event's corporate sponsorship, what gear the new ... Read More

Daily Digest: The One with Obama's VP Pick!

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, August 22 2008

No, not really. Instead, we look at the seemingly instantaneous response yesterday to the hubbub over where John McCain hangs his hat(s); C-SPAN does a convention-inspired upgrade, pulling in an impressive amount of ... Read More

Convention Rules; Missing the Boat in Denver and Minneapolis

BY Micah L. Sifry | Friday, August 22 2008

When will the political conventions enter the Connected Age? That question has been bouncing around my mind recently as we at techPresident keep fielding phone calls from reporters doing stories on Barack Obama's ... Read More

Daily Digest: The Dem Convention Inside and/or Out

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, August 21 2008

The Big Tent seeks to be a refuge and workspace for new media types gathering in Denver next week, and we wonder if what happens there might not be more interesting than what happens inside the Pepsi Center; McCain's ... Read More

Promoting Your Own Convention

BY Alan Rosenblatt | Thursday, August 21 2008

It simply boggles my mind that neither the Republican or Democratic Party websites link to their respective convention websites from their homepages. Nor do they even mention the conventions--no dates, no locations, no ... Read More

Daily Digest: In Party Politics, Who Pays for the Party?

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, August 20 2008

The Sunlight Foundation takes *all* the fun out of the upcoming political conventions by highlighting who's paying for the crudites; a new profile of the X-Men-like Obama online team sparks a bit of professional jealousy ... Read More

Daily Digest: Celebrity Edition

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, August 1 2008

America is using these relatively quiet days of summer to carefully weigh John McCain and Barack Obama's differing visions for putting America back at the cutting edge of scientific innova...no, not really. Sigh. We're ... Read More