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Newsweek.com to Provide Daily Coverage of Political Conventions With
Reporting, Analysis, Blogs, Behind-the-Scenes Exclusives
Web Will Produce Videos
Featuring Comedians Telling Favorite Political Jokes, Riffs on
NEW YORK, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Newsweek.com will
cover both political conventions with behind-the-scenes reporting,
breaking news and analysis from the magazine's award-winning political
team, including Howard Fineman, Jonathan Alter, Richard Wolffe, Michael
Isikoff, Eleanor Clift, Jonathan Darman, Mark Hosenball, Holly Bailey
and Suzanne Smalley.
Newsweek.com's award-winning video team, led by executive producer Jon
Groat, will show viewers what goes on behind the podium with daily
exclusives, including briefings with key decision-makers and party
leaders. A vital part of Newsweek's coverage will be Andrew
Romano's Stumper blog and The Ruckus blog, giving readers a look at
what partisan guest bloggers are saying about the events. Former
presidential speechwriters Michael Gerson and Michael Waldman will
compare notes on the conventions' keynote speeches and Newsweek's
Jeremy McCarter will cover the events from a culture critic's
Newsweek's reporters and editors will also be producing a daily
newsletter at the conventions, which will be available on the Web
site. "Newsweek is pulling out all the stops to give readers a
360-degree view of the politics, the pageantry and the players," said
Newsweek.com Managing Editor Tom Watson.
And on the lighter side, Newsweek.com is producing an original series
of videos featuring comedians telling their favorite political jokes
and riffing on the 2008 campaign.
In addition, Newsweek.com and washingtonpost.com will provide live Web
video coverage of the conventions, anchored by Newsweek Editor Jon
Meacham and washingtonpost.com's Chris Cillizza. The live
"Convention '08" coverage will highlight convention events, candidate
speeches and offer interactive viewer participation.