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Blogging at the convention

I just received a letter (paper and everything) saying that I’ve been credentiaed to blog from the Democratic Convention. Woohoo!

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25 Responses to “Blogging at the convention”

  1. Congratulations! I look forward to reading your stuff. I don’t envy the effort you’ll expend, though…

    -DanB

  2. Excellent! Congratulations. I’ll look forward to some unique insights.

  3. David Weinberger will be a pair of eyes and ears at the DNC

    Blogging at the convention:
    I just received a letter (paper and everything) saying that I’ve been credentiaed to blog from the Democratic Convention. Woohoo!ool. David: I wanna know about stuff like free food. Are the danishes any good? How much …

  4. Excellent David! Can’t wait to experience the convention from your POV.

  5. I just can’t see any virtue in the Democratic Party, even if only for the purpose of unseating Bushman. It’s already too late. The war happened. Any Democrat who opposes it is counseled to anger management classes (Dean). What’s the use?

    It’s like: Republicans make war, then Democrats smooze a little peace until the next time we need to make a war. That’s all they’re good for. Phooy.

  6. Congrats, David, to you and to us. Phew — now there’ll be at least one blogvoice there we can trust.

    No pressure ;-)

  7. I’m glad you’ll be there blogging this. Quite a step forward from the practice of blogging bloggers blogging bloggers that so many of us engage in.

    I’m confused though. Besides a chance to show off one of the biggest public works projects since the great pyramid, what does this year’s convention offer us? The candidate is pre-selected. The running mate is announced. Is there any democracy on the agenda? I’m just thinking out loud and I don’t expect you to know the answer. After it’s over, I’ll expect to understand better why they’re holding conventions these days when the political work seems to be done elsewhere.

  8. Convention Coverage is a Failed Regime and Bloggers Have Their Credentials

    No one knows what a political convention actually is, anymore, or why it takes 15,000 people to report on it. Two successive regimes for making sense of the event have collapsed; a third has not emerged. That’s a good starting point for the w…

  9. Convention bloggers named

    The Democrats have started issuing credentials to bloggers. Some of the ones credentialed so far include: • Dave Winer of Scripting News • Dave Weinberger • Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire • NYU’s Jay Rosen, who has lengthy essay ab…

  10. DNCC Blogger Credentials–And It Seems We’re Not On The List

    Jeff Jarvis reports that the DNCC appears to have notified those bloggers accredited for the convention … and unless the invite is late in coming, it seems Command Post isn’t on the list. I’ll reiterate here what I posted in…

  11. More Convention Bloggers Named

    Cyberjournalist.net has the names of several bloggers who have received press credentials to cover the Democratic Convention. Here are the ones so far: • Dave Winer of Scripting News • Dave Weinberger • Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire &#…

  12. Credentialling Yippees

    Jay Rosen wrote a fabulous and fabulously long think piece on the convention, with some advice for bloggers. Markos Moulitsas-Zuniga is already on top of Rosen’s advice, delivering some punchy words. Jerome Armstrong posts his credentialling letter. Je…

  13. Congratulations from a fellow Dave.
    One thing: Spellcheck. See “credentiaed” above…

    Carpe!
    Dave

  14. Approved for blogging the Democratic National Convention

    Convention bloggers named The Democrats have started issuing credentials to bloggers. Some of the ones credentialed so far include: • Dave Winer of Scripting News • Dave Weinberger • Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire • NYU’s Jay Rosen…

  15. DNC Press Credentials

    Several bloggers have been issued press credentials to cover the Democratic National Convention.

    I was also issued credentials to cover the Convention (by letter on July 3), but they were rescinded on July 7. The press office said they issued too …

  16. Congrats, I suppose.

    I’m a delegate this year myself, and hope I’ll see you there.

    Just look for the longhaired, bearded Wisconsin delegate with the orange cowboy hat…

    and pants…

    and shirt…

    and watch…

    and shoes…

    and socks…

    and pens…


    Mike Lowrey
    Dean delegate, 4th Wisconsin Cong. District

  17. Bloggers with DNC Credentials

    It looks like quite a few bloggers affiliated with our group will be doing some citizen journalism at the Democratic National Convention.

  18. New York Times endorses convention bloggers
    by intrepid
    [Edit Diary]

    Thu Jul 15th, 2004 at 01:45:23 EDT

    Conventioneering.com
    HL Mencken is said to have guffawed and slapped his thigh in delight at times as he would write about a typical day at a presidential nominating convention. Those long-ago times are enviable for their unpredictability — eons removed from the scripted conventions that will soon be offered to the nation once more as lean cuisine for thought. All the more reason to hope, then, that this year’s one potentially risky innovation — accepting dozens of free-form online bloggers as accredited convention journalists — may lace the proceedings with fresh insight and even some Menckenian impertinence.

    People who think the mushrooming world of wannabe polemicists and their Web logs, or blogs, is merely a high-tech amusement should talk to Senator Trent Lott, the Mississippi Republican.

    In Web lore, bloggers are credited with relentlessly drilling Senator Lott after he expressed segregation-tinged nostalgia for the Strom Thurmond presidential campaign, a story that the major news media initially missed. Mr. Lott was subsequently forced to quit as majority leader.

    Beyond its power as a source of news and commentary, the Internet has proved itself to be the ultimate fund-raising tool. Bloggers can be crass and biased, but politicians no longer scoff at their rich online realm. Hence the red carpet at the conventions — at least for some of them.

    The Democrats, needless to say, are already paying for their venturesome invitation. They received applications from 50 bloggers and later announced there was room for only 30. Conspiracy theories are already abounding on the blogs of the disinvited. Such is Web life. We do wonder whether a blogger’s buccaneer self-image will suffer from having to wear a garish credential necklace just to watch conventioneers as they mainly say, “Nice to see you!” to each other. Will bloggers be tamed into centrism? Or, like Mencken, will they gleefully report that the convention’s main speechmakers are “plainly on furlough from some home for extinct volcanoes”? Log on to find out.

  19. Boston Bloggers

    The following is a list of some of the credentialed bloggers to the Democratic Natinoal Convention originally posted here. Please visit them for further coverage. • Alan Nelson of command-post.org • Dave Winer of Scripting News • Dave We…

  20. Boston Bloggers

    The following is a list of some of the credentialed bloggers to the Democratic Natinoal Convention originally posted here. In addition, I will be blogging here and at my main site http://www.MusselmanforAmerica.com In addition, I have made the following graph…

  21. Looking at the Bloggers Invited to the Democratic National Convention

    I haven’t been able to find out any centralized location of the roughly 150 bloggers that requested credentials to the Democratic National Convention and did not receive them. I have discovered since the last post on this subject that Musings…

  22. Looking at the Bloggers Invited to the Democratic National Convention

    I haven’t been able to find out any centralized location of the roughly 150 bloggers that requested credentials to the Democratic National Convention and did not receive them. I have discovered since the last post on this subject that Musings…

  23. If you want to take a break from the official goings-on, stop by “I wish to say.” For this traveling art show, I set up a portable office — complete with an old-fashioned typewriter — and ask people what they would like to say to the President. Based on this, I type postcards to the President.

    Monday, July 26: Children’s Museum Wharf, 300 Congress St. noon to 2 p.m. and Harvard Square, 4 to 6 p.m.

  24. What is the experience like?

  25. Congrats, David, how you can type real fast. There’s going to be a lot to write about.
    Maybe you can get to interview a few
    people from the Edwards group.

    John Edwards has a lot of new ideas
    that we need. He looks more
    presidential every day.


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