The Democratic National Convention is taking place in Charlotte this week and there's a huge focus on independent media… especially blogging and citizen journalism. With convention delegates and the media armed with iPhones and using Instagram, Twitter, YouTube & Facebook this has election is more connected & real-time than any that has come before.
One particularly interesting project is an independent media center called #ThePPL. #ThePPL is a co-working and event space in Uptown Charlotte just blocks from the main events and designed for the emerging and online media covering the #DNC2012. In addition to a newsroom supporting hundreds of indy journalists, activists, and non-profits the people has been hosting parties, guest speakers, and roundtable discussions throughout the convention.
From www.theppl.us… "We're just having fun doing what we love to do. Making art. Making media. Making history. #DNC2012 #ThePPL"