A lot of people have been asking me about the best ways to keep track of the news coming out of the Democratic Convention in Denver.
We all know you can watch cable news and read the major newspapers, but
I decided to make a definitive list of the best alternative ways to
follow the events of the DNC.
- The Twitter community will be
tagging their DNC-related tweets with “#dnc08.” To follow the
conversation about the convention on Twitter, use Twitter Search and type in “#dnc08″ or “#bigtent.”
- RSS Feeds: EchoDitto
has put together an OPML file of all the DNC credentialed bloggers
(excluding Big Tent bloggers) that you can import into your feed reader
(I did this with Bloglines).
- CSPAN’s Convention Hub is a great site that incorporates social media tools like Twitter, YouTube, and Qik, as well as blog roundups.
- PBS’s NOW has put together “Adventures in Democracy: Election 2008”
that tracks convention news, candidate fact-checking, a forum, and
several other tools to help citizens make election decisions.
- outside.in should be a very good source for a local view of the convention.
- The Sunlight Foundation is tracking the convention party circuit with “Party Time,” another part of their noble and neverending quest to shine light on how political money is used.
- Frankly, I think corporate America is now engaged in greenwashing,
but if you want to track how the DNC’s green efforts, go to the DNC’s green news.
- BlogHer’s Guide to Political Bloggers widget is a great resource if you want to track women who are blogging at the convention. You can also add the BlogHer Guide to Political Bloggers as an iPhone application.
- RGJ’s Anjeanette Damon will be at the convention to provide local coverage. You can also follow her blog Twitter.
- And last but not least, you can follow Nevada’s official DNC state blogger Hugh Jackson at Las Vegas Gleaner.
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