Submitted: The Two Sides Team August 29, 2012
National nominating conventions are a political junkie’s dream, especially for the voracious reader types.
August 28 2012
by Tom Wrobleski, Staten Island Live
National nominating conventions are a political junkie’s dream, especially for the voracious reader types. And even in this digital age, where blogs and social media so often drive the debate, you can still get a lot of your information through good old newspapers and magazines. For example: Delegates and press at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Hotel, temporary home of the New York delegation, were greeted Monday by a stack of free papers and periodicals outside their hotel doors. Included was an oversize envelope with special convention issues of The Hill, Politico, National Review, CQ Weekly and other publications. Also waiting there were copies of the daily Tampa Bay Times, National Journal’s “Convention Daily,” the New York Times and the Washington Post. The Wall Street Journal and USA Today are also available for free in the New York delegation hotel. Really, it’s all too much to read through every day. Still, who doesn’t like free stuff? And they say print is dead.