CQ Roll Call Is Teaming Up With The Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com for GOP Convention Coverage

They'll be featured in each other's pubs.

CQ Roll Call’s partnership with the Cleveland-based Plain Dealer and Cleveland.com for next month’s Republican National Convention merges local knowledge with Capitol Hill command.

“We’ll have an army of reporters on the ground that week, and Roll Call’s expertise and access to newsmakers will be a huge boost to the coverage we plan,” said Chris Quinn, cleveland.com’s vice president of content, in a statement.

On the local side of the equation, the partnership provides an “opportunity to take Roll Call’s content to a much wider audience by working with first-class partners like cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer,” according to CQ Roll Call chief content officer David Ellis. Their knowledge of local politics will also come in handy in one of the coverage areas the publications plan to jointly cover: down-ballot races.

CQ Roll Call reports will be making appearances in cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer, and vice-versa. Reporting from the two Cleveland-based pubs will appear in the convention guide CQ Roll Call will be distributing at convention lodgings, and the work of CQ Roll Call writers and reporters, including Walter Shapiro, Patricia Murphy, Jonathan Allen and David Hawkings, will be published in The Plain Dealer and cleveland.com.