July 12, 2016
Snapshots from downtown is a brief roundup of what the D&E team is seeing, hearing and doing leading up to and during the Republican National Convention. For all posts like this, click here.
TUESDAY, JULY 12, 2016
Noon: Even though the Republican National Convention (RNC) starts this weekend, media from all over the country have already started descending on Cleveland. There was a noticeable traffic delay this morning as delegates, journalists and RNC visitors converged on downtown.
MSNBC has taken over the Erie Island Coffee Co. on East Fourth Street and is preparing to broadcast live from there. (Erie Island was providing coffee from the sidewalk nearby.)
East Fourth often is a center of activity near the Q, where the RNC will take place. In the coming days, it promises to be transformed into a media center. More updates to come.
– Hanna Moore
1 p.m.: Media outlets are beginning to pop up all over downtown Cleveland.
Interested in cable broadcast news? CNN is setting up at Harry Buffalo on East Fourth. For political junkies, The Hill is at Hodges on Euclid and RealClearPolitics is at the SoHo Kitchen & Bar on West 25th.
Social media your thing? Twitter will be centered at the Greenhouse Tavern on East Fourth, not far from MSNBC and CNN.
This interactive map of RNC media locations from CBS Radio provided to Google shows these locations and more.
Oh, and the Daily Show? It’s establishing a temporary home at St. Ignatius on West 30th.
Some other locations not on the map include:
The Atlantic, CBS News and Refinery29, a media outlet catering to millennial women, will be at Blue Point Grille on St. Claire Avenue.
– Carly Bartels