By the Numbers, Part 7

Tracking politics as it's practiced on the Web.
Aug. 21 2000 9:30 PM

By the Numbers, Part 7

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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.

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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