How Twitter, Facebook Live and Genius Transformed Convention Coverage

During the 2012 election, the Washington Post’s political editor Rebecca Sinderbrand sent out only a handful of tweets each day. This year, however, the paper has an entire social media team, sending out about five tweets per hour, not including a separate account dedicated solely to politics.

“We can’t do our jobs without having access — in particular to Twitter — but other platforms as well,” she said. “That really started to happen in 2012.”

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