Slate, the Industry Standard, and washingtonpost.com join forces to examine the effect of the Internet on Campaign 2000.
The Internet was supposed to play a major role at this year's Republican and Democratic National Conventions. But has the online medium found a successful partner in politics? As always, a look at the numbers offers an insight on the real story.
1. Number of press credentials granted for the Democratic National Convention: 15,000
2. Number of online media companies at the convention: 42
3. Number of print, TV, and radio companies at the convention: 125
4. Total price tag for the Democratic National Convention: $35.3 million
5. Amount of corporate new economy contributions to the Democratic convention: $3,250,000
6. TV company that dedicated the most time to the Democratic National Convention, and time dedicated: C-SPAN; 30 hours, 39 minutes
7. TV company that dedicated the least time to the Democratic National Convention, and time dedicated: NBC; 3 hours, 15 minutes
8. Most heavily visited nonpartisan political site from Aug. 14-17: vote.com
9. Total unique visitors to vote.com during those four days: 52,905