We’ve seen some really exciting stuff in the past month, but a lot of this has been in the shadows and we have no idea when it will be coming out.
This is where Recode takes on the biggest story of the year and lays out what we’ve learned.
It is not an exhaustive list.
You might find something you like or not.
We want to hear what you think.
We know we can all get a little distracted, and sometimes it’s not fair to hold a single story against all of us.
We’ve put together a quick rundown of what we think is important right now.
What you need to know about the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and the Republican National Committee (RNC) We’re not going to pretend that we’re experts on the RNC or the NCA.
We’re a little more biased than that.
We do have a few things in common with them, but this isn’t about who’s the best or worst person in America.
This isn’t a comparison.
It’s a summary of what’s going on.
We can’t tell you what will happen in the Republican Party, or what you should expect, but we can offer you the context.
This report is not meant to be a definitive answer.
We don’t know whether the RNC is going to change or not, what they’re going to do, or who they’re bringing in to run for the presidency.
It will be interesting to see how things play out.
And the fact that the two parties are competing to fill the vacuum in the national press corps tells you a lot about how things will play out in 2017.
The RNC and the NCBJ have been at the forefront of the media wars.
They’ve both built and operated networks of reporters who are in it for the money.
We think of the RNC as the media company that takes care of the reporters.
The NCBJs focus on building relationships and getting their reporters to speak with their bosses and other top-tier officials.
But there’s something else going on at both.
The national press is shifting away from stories about what the press should be doing.
The Trump campaign is building an aggressive digital operation and its own media operations that rely heavily on digital, video, social media, and direct mail.
We see a similar shift in the race for the White House.
And then, there’s the fact the Republican party is in a state of crisis.
It has lost its political capital, its base of support, and its ability to recruit candidates.
As the economy tanked, the GOP establishment lost its base, too.
That means candidates will have to fight for their support and money in a different way.
The party’s leaders are at the center of the fight.
As we look ahead to the next few weeks, here’s what you need know.
The North Carolina GOP and the RNC will fight to preserve their status as the nation’s governing body and the GOP’s control of the Senate.
The two parties have a lot in common.
Both are conservative-leaning.
Both have been around for decades.
Both run in primaries.
Both believe in traditional voting and a conservative social agenda.
Both favor lower taxes, fewer regulations, and fewer government programs.
But the RNC and NCBJC disagree on how best to achieve these goals.
The GOP believes in an inclusive society and wants to bring in more diverse voters.
TheNCBJ wants to get rid of federal regulations and more open government, which it views as a threat to the traditional Republican vision.
The main difference is that the NCBIJ believes in smaller government and less regulation.
But both are still deeply tied to the GOP.
Both want to be in control of both chambers of Congress.
Both see themselves as the party of Lincoln.
The most important difference between the two is the Republican platform.
The RCP wants to repeal all the Obamacare regulations.
The NABJ doesn’t want to do that, but wants to do some of it anyway.
Both sides will continue to try to shape the narrative in the media.
We’ll be keeping an eye on this fight.
We will keep a close eye on how the parties’ candidates and candidates’ surrogates attack each other.
Both candidates and the media will be trying to paint the other as the enemy.
Both will be looking for any advantage they can get.
Both could be the ones who get their news from the other side of the political spectrum.
Both can be successful.
But they’ll be competing with each other and each other’s supporters, their voters, and their donors.
We believe this fight will be close.
But, it’s going to be close enough that it’s important to be aware of what each side is doing and what each candidate is doing in order to be prepared.