There are obviously lots of different ways to cover a big and complex news event like a political convention. Some journalists focus on the scripted events on the podium, some interview delegates, some look outside of the convention hall.
Here’s one kind of “coverage” you will not find on our site next week: a cheer-leading group of “livebloggers.” Last night, the Locke Foundation had several staffers set up to “liveblog” the final two hours of the Tampa convention.
Okay — I get it when people tweet or live-blog with contemporaneous commentary. I often wonder who the heck is reading it in the middle of the evening when, if they care at all about the event at all, they’re probably watching it themselves on TV, but I get it.
But can someone tell me what the point is of having — as the Locke people did last night — three of your staffers do a real time narration of live events that once can watch on TV?
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