Tampa Bay Times editor Neil Brown details plans for RNC coverage
History will be made in Tampa next week. Wet or dry.
If you're unsure of that, I suspect you'll hear about it from some of the 15,000 journalists — 15,000! — credentialed to roam Tampa Bay to chronicle the deeds and delights of the Republican National Convention.
The festivities culminate when Republicans officially nominate Mitt Romney for president. Some 40 million people worldwide are expected to watch his acceptance speech Thursday night from the Tampa Bay Times Forum. If Isaac spoils the plans — well, that would be historic, too.
The looming storm may increase the history quotient of this convention. But long before the tropics stirred, the Tampa Bay Times set into motion political and local journalism worthy of the campaign trail dramas and the unprecedented preparations now at full throttle around our metropolitan area.
There are unknown storylines still to be discovered. As the largest news organization in the largest presidential battleground state, the Times is committed to world class coverage as they unfold.