After a long and dirty trail, the campaign ends here, with KoPoint’s live election night coverage. This audio podcast summarizes peak moments of election coverage from the KoPoint studio in New York City.
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Election night highlights include:
We were joined by our friends, colleagues in media, significant others, and the fine folks of our studio host, SumAll. Here’s a list of the KoPoint contributors who joined KoPoint on-air on election night:
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A few quick thoughts on the process of covering elections: - Reflection on the process. Second general election, things have changed yet I am starting to hear the same messages, and starting to see how and why partisanship works. - Personal reflection - 07 and 08 vs 2012 - I’m more centrist because real decisions are made on local level, by courts, by activist groups, and because I believe more and more in continuity of government. - Who did I vote for? Why? - Have we actually moved to a more parliamentary system, with a strong executive? - Who am I? Do I matter? Yes, meta reporting; no, because everyone can do it. Also: why listen to me? Maybe because I have some experience, but I’m still bothered by the pretense. - Does this election matter? - The process does matter? - Does tech matter? Yes. Tech has built tools that help democratize information dissemination. - How do we drill down the ballot, beyond the nominee? - Social media has matured - Peripheral exposure to news and information has lead to saturation - Is this good or bad? I think good because the process has become democratized. But in the process have all issues become more siloed, angry, and trivial? - Have we learned anything? I don’t know. We’ve changed a lot. - Have I learned anything? Yes, I’ve become humbled and more neutral. - What is journalism? Who knows? Who cares. - Why do I do this? Who knows. - What does the future look like? Learn more at http://kopoint.com and get KoPoint podcasts on iTunes at http://kpnt.co/kopoint_itunes Thanks. - DHP
On this Election prediction special of KoPoint’s American Conversation, the veteran campaign predictors Doc and Dan discuss their predictions for the coming election. The two covered important current topics like: How will the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy affect the Presidential Election? What color will the battleground states ultimately be when the dust is settled? What is the role of Social media and the 24 hour news cycle in modern elections and what are the prospects for the future of democracy in media?
Doc and Dan referred to tried and true poll analysis websites electoral-vote.com and http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/ Doc also noted a site that a person can use to predict the outcome of the election and see how the Electoral college will come out at http://electoralmap.net/2012/myPrediction.php. Doc and Dan’s 2008 Election Predictions[/caption] Finally, both Doc and Dan wax nostalgic about our previous election prediction shows, the golden age of Creepy Sleepy, and why the Horse Race still matters. Listen now to one of the best election prediction shows available by some of the most experienced election commentators in social media! KoPoint on iTunes Download Audio: American Conversation, EP 14 - Election Predictions
Two weeks ago, many commentators asked the question, “Do the presidential debates matter?” After the President’s disappointing showing, and Governor Romney’s subsequent resurrection in the polls, no one is asking that question any more. In this episode, Dan Patterson and Marc Lizoain provide an immediate reaction to the Vice Presidential debate. The Biden vs Ryan spectacle was surprisingly entertaining, as Vice President Biden provided more comic relief than perhaps he intended. Did this debate change the race? Listen in, and enjoy Dan Patterson’s malarkey and Marc Lizoain’s usual bunch o’ stuff.
The team gathers at the @KoPoint studio for the first presidential debate.
Urtak Question: Who Won The Presidential Debate
In this episode, American Conversation co-hosts Dan Patterson and Marc Lizoain are joined by organizational psychologist Joaquin Roca in storm-battered New York City. Forced to record from Brooklyn after the KoPoint studios were left without power, the three gentlemen discuss the storm, the impact of Sandy on the presidential race, what it means to be an undecided voter, and finally, the likelihood of an Obama re-election on Tuesday. Roca is sure that Obama will win, but Patterson and Lizoain are not so sure. No matter what happens, we’ll bet you $1000 that you get your money’s worth out of this episode of KoPoint’s American Conversation! [gallery orderby=”rand”] Donate via the Red Cross:
In this episode, KoPoint’s American Conversation sees Red! Co-hosts Dan Patterson and Doc Stodden reunite in the Beautiful Black Hills of rural and Red South Dakota, the place where it all started, for the last September edition of American Conversation. In this episode, recorded live at the 2012 Spearfish Harvest Festival, Dan and Doc discuss the importance of small states in the election, debunking the idea that states with three or four electoral college votes really don’t matter. They also discuss the rise of rural gentrification, noting the change of economic and social values in areas that the influx of outside money causes for small town America. And we finally make comment on the state of the race in late September 2012, as we enter the final full month of the campaign. Live music provided by Mary Temple, local Spearfish musician, on the Harvest Festival Stage. Spearfish, South Dakota
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In this episode, recorded from the roof of the KoPoint studio in downtown Manhattan, co-hosts Dan Patterson and Marc Lizoain can’t contain their excitement about the upcoming presidential debates, the rebranding of Mr. Romney, and Mr. Obama’s recent gaffes. Is Obama winning? Does Romney still have a chance? Why did our audio get cut off in the last thirty seconds of the episode? How can we even answer these questions? With the help of opinion polls! And that’s why Dan and Marc spend the bulk of the show talking about polls, how they work, what they mean, and whether you should trust them. Election Day is six weeks away… [caption id=”” align=”aligncenter” width=”419”]Data and Image: Doc Stodden[/caption] This week’s news:
Thoughts on polling:
Urtak, of course, is a quick and sticky polling platform specifically designed to produce rapid fire answers to topical questions.
In which KoPoint’s American Conversation travels to Washington, D.C. KoPoint’s Dan Patterson, TRNS Congressional Correspondent Justin Duckham, and friend-of-KoPoint / defense analyst Chris Poirier (opinions are his own, of course) sip coffee in the sun just off of Capitol Hill and talk protests, the economy, and the campaign.
In this episode Dan and Marc return to #Occupy Wall Street and the scene of their first collaboration: Lower Manhattan’s famous Zuccotti Park (or Liberty Square, depending which side you’re on). Precisely, a year after the first Occupation of Wall St., the cohosts discuss the movement’s achievements and impact in that short time. George Martinez, a hip-hop and OWS electoral candidate shares his views on the movement that is building. One year is a short time, and the show concludes with an attempt to answer some questions. OWS: has it been a success? It is a failure? Will it be around next September? Listen, and find out! Highlights from this episode:
A media summaryof last year’s #OWS in NYC.