The Conventions have wrapped. Our team spent a few weeks working our tails off attending the Republican and Democratic political conventions. We’ve now had a few days to sleep, drink a beer or two, and write eerily-accurate (if not speculative) blog posts about the state of the presidential race. A summary of our convention coverage and podcasts can be found on the American Conversation Storify.
Episodes of American Conversation will continue through Election Day. The podcast will be available as stand-alone American Conversation episodes (with a show-specific RSS and iTunes feed). Each episode will also be available in the full KoPoint aggregate feed.
In addition to the weekly show, the site will continue to feature blog posts and updates from other KoPoint producers and from our partners at the Talk Radio News Service.
American Conversation is KoPoint’s first vertical blog. Following a similar model, this fall we’ll launch a few other sites and podcasts.
Here’s the American Conversation mission:
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!