Amid the laptops, iPads and computer screens in the Google space at the Tampa Convention Center lies a small newspaper rack, broken and forgotten.
While journalists mingle and drink coffee, the newspapers sit untouched in favor of the Google+ hangouts, cellphone charging stations and wireless Internet available.
Google and YouTube are partnering with many media outlets working from the convention center this week in their video studio, including PBS and The Washington Post. But the print versions of newspapers are largely ignored, at least by those spending time in the room.
— Julie Mazziotta — Twitter http://twitter.com/julietmazz
EDITOR'S NOTE — Convention Watch shows you the 2012 political conventions through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item.