During the recent Republican and Democratic conventions, media and journalists from around the world turned to Facebook Live to communicate important moments and share new angles with their audiences. From Cleveland to Philadelphia, outlets used Facebook Live to broadcast historic speeches and unique perspectives from inside the convention center and around it. Over the course of both conventions, this culminated in over 8,500 hours-worth (356 days) of Facebook Live content, and these videos were viewed 120.3 million times.
Below are a few examples of Facebook Live videos created by the media on the ground at the conventions:
BBC News’ Rajini Vaidyanathan was live on the DNC convention floor responding to comments and questions.
The Cincinnati Enquirer‘s election team discuss Ohio as a critical swing state.
C-SPAN broadcast the full evening session of Day 1 of the GOP Convention.
Fox 8 Cleveland at the Facebook Live Lounge talking with Dave O’Neil of the RNC.
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert broadcast the bustle of the condiment station at the RNC.
The New York Times‘ Nick Corasaniti spoke with Jorge Ramos about covering the campaign and convention for a Latino audience.
First Lady Michelle Obama addressed delegates at the Democratic National Convention and live on PBS NewsHour.
TownHall Media on the ground in Cleveland to discuss the state of the presidential race and the status of the Republican National Convention.
The Washington Post live as Hillary Clinton accepts the Democratic nomination.