Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis: DNC Announces the General Blogger Pool

Friday, May 30, 2008

DNC Announces the General Blogger Pool

YAY Pam!!!!!!

I just received the email confirming that Pam's House Blend will be credentialed in the general pool at the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver on August 25-28. Here's a snippet from the DNCC press release.
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.

The credentialed blogs represent a large and diverse collection of voices and perspectives. The pool includes blogs covering national, state and local politics and those representing a variety of groups including the African American, Latino, Asian American, Native American and LGBT communities. Blogs focusing on youth issues, women's issues, labor issues, disability issues as well as those focusing on the environment and communities of faith will also be credentialed among many others.

...In 2004, the DNCC credentialed about 30 blogs to cover the Convention in Boston - the first Convention to credential bloggers. Recently, the DNCC announced that 55 blogs focused on state and local politics were selected to be members of the DemConvention State Blogger Corps. Altogether, the DNCC will credential more than 120 blogs for the Convention and many more individuals will blog the Convention via credentials issued through the U.S. Congressional Press Galleries.
One reason celebrate is that it won't just be your humble blogmistress covering the convention, but the diverse barista slate as well - 'Radical' Russ Belville, Daimeon Pilcher, Autumn Sandeen, and the Educated Eclectic (Terrance said he'll be there via his day job). Gee, I haven't notified them via email. I guess they may find out here.

At first glance, I can see a few AfroSpear blogs selected, Pam's, Jack and Jill Politics and African American Political Pundit.

Tomorrow's blog posts will be verrrry interesting!

Congratulations to all the blogs!


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