The UpTake’s New Media Space @ the RNC

New Media Space @ RNC

Independent Journalists, New Media Gurus, Bloggers, Alternative Media Outlets… Are  you looking for a place to work during the Republican National Convention?

Registration Here

Space is limited and will fill up quickly.

Where: 3 locations around the Xcel Center in Saint Paul.

Credentials allow access to all three locations during the convention. The UpTake New Media Space is only $50.00 for the week of August 31 – September 5

Location 1:  The UpTake New Media Space
Just outside the convention center, The UpTake New Media Space is the closest space with internet access – only 300 yards outside the convention center!  It’s as close as you can get to the RNC without security clearance!

Who: The UpTake is an online news organization reporting political news through citizen journalists.

What: The UpTake New Media Space will provide a safe, comfortable place for journalists to work, meet and relax during the convention.

The New Media Space features:

300 Yards from the front door of the Convention Center
Dedicated T-1 Upload and Download
Open 8:00 am to late
More fun than you can Twitter about!

Space is limited and will fill up quickly.

Location 2: Golden’s Deli

Where: Just blocks from the Xcel Center, Golden’s Deli will provide access to events both inside and outside of the convention hall. A locally-owned shop with tasty chow made with local ingredients, it’s a great place to get away from all that conservative rhetoric. For more info visit  We will have WiFi access and screens to watch the RNC action at night and during the day there will be media events you can cover.

Who: Alliance for a Better Minnesota is a Minnesota-based online progressive advocacy and communications organization working to provide cutting edge online tools for working families and give a voice to progressives statewide.

What: ABM will be providing a versatile space that will be part blogging green room and part event center. Expert panels will be held on key issues with added commentary and availability of progressive Minnesotans and working people to be integrated into traditional coverage of the convention through streaming web feeds, live satellite feeds, and other media methods.

When: The space will be available starting on the afternoon of Sunday, August 31st through the afternoon of Friday, September 5th until midnight each night.

Location 3: “Liberal Lounge.”

“Liberal Lounge – Sponsored by the SEIU” will be set up as an evening venue in which progressive bloggers, activists, new media and alternative media to relax, socialize, network, perform and write.  Located within walking distance of both the Xcel Energy Center and the offices and workspace of The Uptake Citizen Media, “Liberal Lounge – Sponsored by the SEIU” will provide a convenient gathering space for media and bloggers to move on to once the major coverage from the day is complete and the official workspace are closed.

The “Liberal Lounge – Sponsored by the SEIU” space is a converted pool-house that currently serves as an events space.  “Liberal Lounge – Sponsored by the SEIU” will be open from 5 pm to 12am. Monday, September 1st through Thursday, September 4th, and will have complementary beer, wine, soda, water, coffee and snacks available.  Entertainment will include not only convention coverage but live music, comedy and film.

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