As network television has largely abandoned live coverage of the national political conventions, the online media world is expanding coverage and resources.
The Washington Post and Newsweek have just announced extensive Web casts from both conventions. Newsweek's Jon Meacham and the Post's Chris Cillizza will co-host. Above is a little behind the scenes I taped with Jon earlier this year.
What's interesting here is that the Webcast is not just another stopping place for the usual spinmeisters and pundits, but for a number of power bloggers and online media executives from MySpace, YouTube and Google.
Here's the line-up:
The shows will feature Washington Post and Newsweek reporters and columnists, plus political and media figures including The Daily Kos’s Markos Moulitsas, YouTube’s Steve Grove, The Huffington Post’s Arianna Huffington, MySpace’s Lee Brenner, Bob Boorstin from Google, Facebook’s Chris Kelly, Jeff Jarvis from BuzzMachine, MoveOn.org’s Eli Pariser, Crooks and Liars’s John Amato, and Voto Latino’s Maria Teresa Peterson.
Last week, CBS News and CNET announced joint Webcasts of the Conventions.
-- Andy Plesser, Executive Producer