Media Circus follows Democratic Circus

29 Aug

Apart form lots of coverage of the Greco-Roman set at the Democratic convention, the timing of Barack Obama’s acceptance speech with Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream speech,” there was a media circus of sorts.

The Media Guardian‘s  magazine-styled podcast reports on the bloggers and the media that covered the event. Amazing how there was a ‘pecking order’ for the media. Businessweek had an oak paneled desk! Watch a Guardian video from Shehani Fernando (no relation).

Some interesting facts of media and corporate attention this event received:

  • There was a 4:1 ratio of media and delegates at the event.
  • ExxonMobil sponsored CNN’s coverage of the convention. It’s an equal opportunit sponsor, though. EM is also backing the Republican convention coverage.
  • New media was well represented. Bloggers, podcasters and vloggers were housed in the ‘Big Tent,’ a 9,000-square foot, two-story structure close to the Pepsi Center. This, however, was sponsored by Google and Digg.
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Posted by on August 29, 2008 in Social Media


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