News Director http://michiganradio.org en Local reporters at national conventions are not a waste of money http://michiganradio.org/post/local-reporters-national-conventions-are-not-waste-money <P>I just spent about $5,000 at the two national political conventions.</P> <P>No, I wasn’t out wining and dining with the heavy hitters, and despite how much my critics would love to finally be able to prove my biases, I wasn’t handing out political contributions to candidates either.</P> <P>I spent the money to send Michigan Radio&nbsp;reporters to cover the Michigan delegation at each convention.</P> <P>When the Democratic National Convention wraps up tonight, roughly 15,000 journalists will file their last stories from the conventions and head home for the weekend. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 16:54:03 +0000 Vincent Duffy 8977 at http://michiganradio.org Local reporters at national conventions are not a waste of money