The Boston 2014 Democratic National Convention was notable for three historic reasons: one, first national American convention following 9-11 Terrorism; two, first national convention to allow live blogging from convention, three, it launched first exposure of a candidate named Barack Hussein Obama.
Since that time, much as changed politically, biologically and globally.
Arab Spring turned to Fall. A Recession hit America, and knocked Europe for a loop.
Elite reporters who frame stories for smaller market publications are still employed, yet slowly are moving to online news organizations.