DNCC announces blogger credentialing process

The DNCC conducted its fall media walk-through today, welcoming a strong showing of well over 400 members of the media to the Pepsi Center for a series of informational briefings and tours. Along with DNCC CEO Leah Daughtry and DNCC staff, Gov. Howard Dean was in attendance and spoke to the assembled group.

Of news today, the DNCC announced its blogger credentialing process for the 2008 Democratic National Convention — including an expanded blogger pool and the introduction of a brand new state blogger program. Check out DNCC blogging credentials information for complete information regarding blogger credentialing and how your blog can apply.

For just the highlights, below you’ll find the descriptions for the two different types of blogger credentials we’ll offer in 2008:

2008 DemConvention State Blogger Corps
Recognizing the growth of more localized blogs, this pool is designed for those covering state and local politics. To qualify as a state blogger, the applicant’s blog must have been in existence six months prior to requesting credentials and have at least 120 politically related blog posts. Bloggers must submit their daily audience and list their authority based on Technorati stats. Bloggers may also provide examples of posts that make their blog stand out as an effective online organizing tool and/or agent of change.

Once the state bloggers have been identified for the DemConvention State Blogger Corps, the applications of those not selected for this program will all be transferred for consideration for the general blogger pool.

General DemConvention Blogger Pool

This pool will consist of local, state and national political bloggers as well as niche bloggers whose main focus is not politics but who do write about politics or the issues around politics. The general blogger pool is also open to video bloggers in 2008.
If you have questions regarding the process, please feel free to email me (Jason Rosenberg): rosenbergj@demconvention.com


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