The Washington Post Presents Comprehensive Video Programming for 2012 Political Conventions

August 22, 2012

Live Video Coverage Online, Facebook and on Mobile; Newsmaker Interviews, Analysis from Post Personalities

Partnership with Google+ and VoterTide to Enhance User Experience

WASHINGTON—August 22, 2012—The Washington Post today announced it will provide a comprehensive lineup of video daily during the 2012 Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Real-time events coverage, newsmaker interviews and timely analysis by Post journalists will be streamed live online, via Facebook, and optimized for viewing on most mobile devices.

“Being able to stream live on mobile for the first time ever will allow viewers to easily access the video they want, when and where they want it,” said Andrew Pergam, Director of Video at The Post. “We’ll have dynamic content produced throughout the day capturing the many different news angles in Tampa and Charlotte.”

Below is an overview of planned features starting Monday, August 27-Thursday, September 6:

·LIVE VIDEO: Live coverage will include feeds of the convention floor, Washington Post Live breakfasts and newsmaker and Post reporter interviews hosted by Nia-Malika Henderson (RNC) and Ed O’Keefe (DNC).

·SPECIAL SEGMENTS: Through a partnership with VoterTide, Vice Presidential and Presidential candidates’ speeches will appear in a video transcript player with social media reaction and links to relevant Post content; Chris Cillizza, WP Politics Managing Editor, will preview the conventions’ headline speakers in a six-part series; Karen Tumulty, Political Reporter, will recap the day’s events and preview the next day; Dana Milbank, Political Columnist, will capture the humorous side of the conventions; Glenn Kessler, “Fact Checker” Columnist, will fact-check notable statements of the day; and videojournalists Whitney Shefte and AJ Chavar will have on-the-ground video reports.

·EVENING SHOW: In partnership with Google, Chris Cillizza will host a Google+ Hangout featuring newsmaker interviews, journalist panel discussions, and video chats with viewers live at 6pm August 27-30 and September 4-6.

·SOCIAL VIDEO: Convention attendees can share why they are a Republican or Democrat via Socialcam and responses will be categorized by red or blue color. Additional video portraits of convention scenes will be displayed.

All video content for the conventions will be streamed live on most mobile devices, Facebook, and online at washingtonpost.com.

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