Live video is taking center stage in RNC coverage

There’s no shortage of live video from this week’s Republican National Convention, Sahil Patel writes. Social networks including Facebook and Twitter are airing speeches in full, while news outlets are devoting their own resources to live coverage of the convention. CNN plans to go live at least once or twice during lunchtime at the convention, bringing in reporters and special guests for deeper analysis on what’s happening at the convention. And, ABC News is offering is offering as many as eight simultaneous live streams, ranging from speeches on stage to analysis of the news to interviews with attendees.

+ The Washington Post has a robot reporter rolling around the convention hall(Periscope) and BuzzFeed launched a new bot, called BuzzBot, for the convention that will talk to readers on Facebook Messenger about what’s happening at the convention (Poynter)