Hello World – This Is The American Conversation

Hello world, this is KoPoint’s American Conversation.  American Conversation is a blog and podcast designed to take you behind-the-scenes at the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions.

We’re a team of fully-credentialed seasoned reporters and tech entrepreneurs and our mission is to help bring the public closer to the political process by providing thoughtful, non-partisan coverage of the campaign. While we will break some news, our editorial mandate is tell the  stories often neglected by traditional media. Our team will use the social web to share stories, photos, and video that evoke the sights, smells, and sounds of a political convention. We are also committed to telling the human stories that weave through the American political narrative. We will interview, have coffee with, and genuinely connect with our hosts in Tampa and Charlotte.

Our social media accounts will carry live coverage and full reports will always be posted to this site.

This is my fifth national campaign, and second presidential campaign. I could not be more excited to cover this imoportant election with such wonderful people!

Thanks for listening. Now: bring on the Monstering!

– Dan

This is KoPoint | Season One

Hi there. This is KoPoint. Welcome to Season One.

KoPoint is an audio-based news magazine and media content creator based in New York City.

Each day of the week KoPoint produces an original round-table talk program on topics ranging from news and politics, to comic books and games. Additionally, KoPoint contributors create original news reports from places like the UN, the campaign, SXSW, ComicCon, and other political, cultural and technology-related events.

We’ve received a small amount of funding from SumAll. SumAll has also provided us with much of our broadcast gear, as well as our warm recording environment. Other launch partners include audio hosting platform SoundCloud, and The Talk Radio News Service.

Our About page contains more information about who we are, our partners, and our production process.

KoPoint’s strength is in our team. We’ll make mistakes, sure. Our mics will creak and our voices will crack. You’ll hear trucks rumbling down Lafayette Street outside our windows. But you’ll also regularly hear and read fun and smart commentary from articulate and informed personalities. Every show is hosted by knowledgable folks who are passionate about news and culture.  We hope you grow with us as we mix down great conversation around fun topics.

Thanks for listening and stay dialed in!

– Dan Patterson

Founder, Editor