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As Republican delegates from around the country gather in Philadelphia for this week’s GOP convention, Diane and her guests discuss the forces shaping the media coverage of the event. The TV networks are scaling back their prime-time broadcasts from the convention sites, but "new media" are offering new opportunities both for Internet-based journalists and for traditional news outlets.
- Kerry Lauerman Salon Magazine Washington bureau chief
- Martin Plissner retired political director for CBS News
- Susan Page Washington bureau chief for "USA Today"
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