KoPoint Election 2012 Coverage

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After a long and dirty trail, the campaign ends here, with KoPoint’s live election night coverage.

This audio podcast summarizes peak moments of election coverage from the KoPoint studio in New York City.

Election night highlights include:
Live reports from Obama HQ in Chicago filed by Justin Duckham of Talk Radio News
Election day in photos with Michael Shaw of Bag News Notes
Women, Silicon Valley, and the election with Elisa Camahort Page
Broadcast media analysis from Lisa Wexler
Tech and the election with Tom Merritt and Tech News Today
A Reddit Report and an update on South Dakota politics by Josh Wolff

We were joined by our friends, colleagues in media, significant others, and the fine folks of our studio host, SumAll. Here’s a list of the KoPoint contributors  

Justin Duckham
Jon Lazar
Marc Lizoain
Tom Merritt
Dan Patterson
Joaquin Roca
Michele Reznik
Adam Sherlip
Doc Stodden
Lisa Wexler
Josh Wolff

Our team also participated in a live election night mobile Bonfyre conversation.

We take the show in and out with ‘Sail’ by AWOLNATION.

Thanks for listening.

Dan Patterson

American Conversation

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!

– Dan

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American Conversation – Podcast

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!

– Dan

Mobbing Jon Voight

The Tampa Convention Center is filled by people who are famous in the world of politics yet who could go totally unrecognized on the street. Jon Voight, the man whose character in Midnight Cowboy was so beautiful that he aspired to a career as a gigolo, is not such a man. His looks may have faded, but he still draws a crowd.

I captured this audio by elbowing my way to the center of a scrum that grew and grew. The questions are not from American Conversation, but the insight into the mind of the star makes this recording very much worth a listen.

Voight reminds us that in this day and age, “there’s no excuse not to know” even though we must inform ourselves because the media has been taken over by leftists. He ruminates on the failure of socialism, and proposes a novel interpretation for the social upheaval of the 1960s, which he decries.

Listen to Jon Voight come home at the RNC.