Thanks to tech and multimedia companies like Yahoo and the Politico, the traditional grandstanding of the Democratic and Republican conventions will no longer be limited to audiences of political insiders.
The two organizations announced Monday they will be partnering with traditional newspapers to host public forums at both the Democratic National Convention in Colorado and Republican National Convention in Minnesota. Both Yahoo News and Politico will make the forums available online.
There will be eight public breakfast panels, which according to a press release, "will set the tone for each day of the convention." The panels will be moderated by editors from Politico and the host newspapers.
The Denver Post will work with Yahoo and Politico to host the forums during the August 25-28 Democratic Convention in Denver, while The St. Paul Pioneer Press will help facilitate the events at the Republican Convention in Minnesota from September 1-4.
"Our newsmaker breakfast series will provide a fresh perspective from this year's cast of political players and give Yahoo users a unique peek behind the curtain of America's electoral process," Alan Warms, vice president and general manager of Yahoo News, said in a press release.