The 2012 Political Conventions?

Submitted by ub on Tue, 04/10/2012 - 17:09

National Press Foundation will team up with the Regional Reporters Association for two free Webinars on Covering Political Conventions. Anyone heading to Tampa in August or Charlotte in September will pick up valuable tips from our experts.

First, at 11:00 a.m. on April 19, we’ll help you understand the logistics of covering conventions: How to get floor passes; reserving work space; what equipment to bring; how to find your way around; and lots more.

This Webinar will feature David Lightman of McClatchy News, a veteran of every convention since 1980; Joe Keenan, Director of the Senate Press Gallery; and Jerry Gallegos Superintendent of the House Press Gallery.

Please note the April 15 deadline for credential applications. Click here to find information about the conventions, including the application.

A second Webinar at 11:00 a.m. on May 16, will focus on generating stories and covering a delegation. David Lightman will be joined by RRA President Joe Morton, of the Omaha World-Herald.