Thirty thousand people are expected at USC on Friday to see and hear Barack Obama.
Quite logically the news organization in the best position to cover everything is Annenberg’s Neon Tommy.
And indeed the NT crew has leaped fully into the middle of the opportunity.
Here, for example, is a look at the campus set-up as it was being built.
And here are some thoughts by editor-in-chief Callie Schweitzer about how “the president’s USC rally could be the most crucial stop of the national campaign to hang onto Congress.”
But the big deal will be Friday when NT will be live streaming, have slideshows from the scene, a reporters’ notebook blog that will run all day with crowd reactions and journalist POVs.
And, all will be tweeting, of course. Use the hashtag: #obamaUSC
So if you can’t go to see the president in person, but wish you could, Neon Tommy may be the next most dynamic thing.
Photo: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times