DNC National Blogger Credentials Announced
I've just been notified by the DNCC that TalkLeft will be a credentialed as a blogger at the Democratic Convention in August. From the e-mail:
Congratulations. The Democratic Convention staff has completed its review of blog credential applications and I’m writing to let you know that your blog will be credentialed at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.
We’re excited to welcome so many blogs to the Convention (about 3 times as many as 2004). And we know you’re eager to make travel plans for August. We’ll contact you next week with logistical information regarding housing, credential distribution, and other key details. You probably have several questions. Please be patient – as our goal is to distribute this information to all credentialed blogs at the same time.
I'm very excited TalkLeft was selected. As one of the credentialed bloggers for the Boston DNC in 2004, I know how exciting it is to cover the convention live and to be in the hall during the evening speeches. [More..]
As background, a few weeks ago the DNCC named the 50 state bloggers (1 blog from each state that concentrates on state politics)for the convention.
Today the DNCC selected the national, niche and video bloggers who will be credentialed.
Organizers also announced that blogs credentialed by the DNCC will have access to a dedicated "Blogger Lounge" inside the Pepsi Center, equipped with televisions, technology resources and workspace to facilitate their reporting. All bloggers will have access to the Convention floor, press briefing areas, caucus meetings, filing centers and other auxiliary events open to members of the media.
Bloggers should know that credentialing isn't the only way to cover the convention.
A group of Denver-based organizations is creating this blog-friendly media center near the Convention site. “The Big Tent” is a project of ProgressNow, the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, The Wright Group and folks at Daily Kos. This media facility will operate throughout the week of the Convention just a few blocks from the Pepsi Center. You’ll need to sign up to receive information and access to the facility.
.... DailyKos, ProgressNow, the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, and the Wright Group invite you to "The Big Tent" in Denver! The Big Tent will be your blogging / new media home away from home throughout the Democratic Convention, conveniently located within walking distance of both the Pepsi Center and the Convention Center.
Participants in The Big Tent will enjoy a WiFi-enabled, air-conditioned blogging/new media lounge, "The Big Stage" with some of the most well known faces in the non-profit and political world, as well as food, drinks, entertainment, and much more. For more information on The Big Tent in Denver, click here.
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