LexisNexis® To Help Journalists Tell Faction from Fiction at Upcoming Political Conventions
July 7, 2016 — New York – LexisNexis® Legal & Professional, a leading provider of content and technology solutions, will partner closely with media to support coverage of the RNC and DNC conventions. The company was invited to serve as the official research provider at the Republican National Convention, July 18-21 in Cleveland. LexisNexis will offer extensive support to approximately 15,000 credentialed media attending the GOP convention including research assistance and access to the largest and most comprehensive news and public records database in the world.
“In today’s fast-paced, 24/7 news cycle, transparency and credibility are more critical than ever. We want to make it easy for the media to quickly and thoroughly vet and confirm the talking points that will be so important to this historical election,” explained Tom Ogburn, Managing Director of Business Insight Solutions at LexisNexis. Ogburn oversees the LexisNexis flagship research platform, Nexis®, and the company’s media monitoring and analytics platform, LexisNexis Newsdesk™. He noted the company has been monitoring Election 2016 at LexisNexis.com/Election2016, which offers a near real-time glimpse into the media coverage and issues shaping the campaign.
In addition, LexisNexis has invited the First Year Project to have a presence in its space at the convention. Part of the Miller Center at the University of Virginia, the First Year Project is a multi-year, non-partisan effort to examine the legacy of each U.S. president’s first year in office. Appearing in the LexisNexis space will be two noted experts in history and politics from the Miller Center: Barbara Perry, director of presidential studies and co-chair of the Presidential Oral History Program and Nicole Hemmer, assistant professor of presidential studies.
“We will offer journalists customized, on-demand background, context, historical analysis and quotes for their stories and broadcasts,” explained Perry, an author/editor and frequent commentator on the intersection of politics and history in America. “The First Year Project is an ambitious effort that focuses on the key issues the next president must confront, viewed through the clarifying lens of history and amplified with actionable advice from leading scholars, former administration officials and policy experts.”
LexisNexis support of media professionals will continue July 25-28 at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where research specialists will be available to provide virtual support to attending media.
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