(Tampa, FL) – Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity has launched ConventionWatch.org. Convention Watch will provide breaking news, exclusive interviews and videos to news outlets and websites free of charge.
“There are great stories at the national conventions beyond the pageantry, protests and speeches,” said Steven Greenhut, vice president of the Franklin Center’s investigative reporting initiative. “Our Franklin Center reporters will be there providing the analysis, context and back story that still makes these conventions fascinating news events.”
Expenses, security and even weather concerns have impacted coverage of the Party Conventions. Convention Watch will serve as embedded news source of anyone unable to report on the conventions in person. Reporters from Convention Watch are currently in Tampa, Florida for the Republican National Convention and will produce similar news content when the Democrats meet in Charlotte.
“Going to ConventionWatch.org will provide a complete view of the important news and events in Florida and North Carolina,” concluded Greenhut, “Our reporters will be there to report the news without partisan bias.”
Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity promotes social welfare and civil betterment by undertaking programs that promote journalism and the education of the public about corruption, incompetence, fraud, or taxpayer abuse by elected officials at all levels of government. Founded in January 2009, Franklin Center is a nonpartisan organization that believes new technology can advance the cause of transparency in government. Franklin Center aims to educate, to advise and to train individuals and organizations from all backgrounds to become thorough, responsible reporters well-versed in new media techniques and journalistic integrity.