Monday, July 26, 2004
Forget boring corporate news accounts of the Dems' big party in Boston. The most entertaining way to follow the action is through the blogging coming out of Beantown. Following are a sampling of blogs that delegates are posting directly from inside. We'll post more as we find them. Enjoy.
A story in the New York Times today about the Convention bloggers: Even as many networks are reducing their coverage of the increasingly predictable political conventions, the political blogs, which have become a fruitful alternative for individual voices, have been ablaze over the prospect of officially covering conventions for the first time. Ms. Merritt is one of about three dozen bloggers who have been given press credentials for the Democratic convention in Boston, which begins Monday. Another, Ana Marie Cox from the Washington gossip site Wonkette.com, will be working as a correspondent for MTV. Organizers of the Republican convention have said they plan to issue credentials to 10 to 20 bloggers. "Whomever they decide to let through the gate is now the press," said Jay Rosen, a journalism professor at New York University who will attend the convention for his blog, PressThink.org, which appraises media coverage. "What the credential means to me is that someone just expanded the idea of the press a little bit." Read entire piece.