by Michael Lowrey
All is revealed:
RALEIGH — As North Carolina prepares to host its first major party presidential nominating convention, beginning Monday, staff members of Carolina Journal will be in Charlotte covering the proceedings.
Managing Editor Rick Henderson, Executive Editor Don Carrington, and Associate Editors Barry Smith and Dan Way will report on events inside Time Warner Cable Arena and across the city.
Carrington will focus on photographing and filming events. Smith will report on activities outside the arena and keep up with the North Carolina delegation, and will be joined by Way on the final day of the convention to report on the scene surrounding President Obama’s acceptance speech in Bank of America Stadium. Henderson will offer regular reporting and commentary, primarily through social media outlets, including Twitter, Facebook, and the new Tout video application, and will be writing commentary for Carolina Journal Online and Meck Deck, JLF’s Charlotte regional blog.
Meck Deck will serve as the home site for convention reporting and commentary during the week.
Videos taken during the week will be posted on the John Locke Foundation’s YouTube page.
Meantime, the CJ staff and experts from the John Locke Foundation will liveblog the main convention speeches Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights at Meck Deck.
“We may not get another opportunity to cover a national political convention so close to home any time soon, so we were eager to deploy most of our staff to Charlotte,” Henderson said. “We’re excited, and hope to inform and entertain our audience.”
Carolina Journal Online is the Internet outlet for JLF’s flagship publication Carolina Journal. The print edition of Carolina Journal is a monthly tabloid with a circulation of 70,000 statewide.