“This first presidential debate of the 2012 general election has taken on extra importance and some argue it might be the most important presidential debate ever,” said Gregory L. Moore, Editor of The Denver Post. “Our coverage before, during and after the debate will use a variety of journalistic tools to make sense of this important moment for our citizens, the candidates and our city.”
As President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney take the stage at the University of Denver on Oct. 3 The Denver Post will live stream the debate on DenverPost.com and a panel of undecided voters will watch live in The Denver Post’s newsroom to provide real time reaction.
“The coverage plan offers users of DenverPost.com a real-time sense of how the debate is being perceived and unfolding before the eyes of undecided voters, Colorado reporters and community bloggers,” said Chuck Plunkett, Politics Editor for The Denver Post.
The in-newsroom panel is a debate night extension of The Denver Post’s multiplatform coverage that includes a DenverPost.com blogging network of bloggers from a mix of political and apolitical backgrounds who will be posting from debate watch parties. DenverPost.com will also feature micro-blogging and social media coverage from Denver Post journalists who are reporting from the debate site, the media spin alley and the outdoor Denver University Debate Fest, as well as reports from the security perimeter and the protest, or free-speech, area.
Readers are invited to follow Denver Post Twitter coverage at @DenverPostLive, @DenverPolitics and @DenverPost as well as by using the hashtag #debate. In addition to the live coverage, The Denver Post will publish an extensive print section the morning of the debate that examines the history of presidential debates.
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