ST. PAUL — Below, the results of a highly unscientific survey I conducted today in the Xcel Center and its perimeter, where news programs aired on several TVs—from flat-screens perched on tables to smaller sets mounted on walls—are part of the (increasingly convivial) atmosphere.


Number of TV Sets Airing Each Network, Per Xcel Center Area:


Main Delegate Corridor:

CNN: 5

FOX: 7

C-SPAN: 3

ESPN : 1

MSNBC: 0

Main Media Corridor:

CNN: 7

FOX: 0

C-SPAN: 1

ESPN : 0

MSNBC: 0

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.