Calling All Bloggers

January 8, 2008

We know blogger credentialing as it relates to the 2008 Democratic National Convention is a hot topic of interest. Will your state have a blogger in Denver as part of the 2008 DemConvention State Blogger Corps? We certainly hope so. Check out the map below to track the applications right along with us as they come in from all across the country.

Judging from the rush of applications we’ve received since the DNCC Press Gallery opened on December 10, there is no shortage of enthusiasm in the blogosphere for the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

For the first time, we’re offering the opportunity for one blog to be credentialed from each of the 56 states and territories. Who will be on hand in Denver come August 2008 to feed you the latest as speakers from your state take the podium or your delegation rolls in to town? We’ll have the final word in May — but until then, you can find out what states have applicants by checking out the map below. To date, we have applications from 28 states — and hope to turn every state blue in short order! You can help spread the word by clicking here and sharing these details with a home state blogger in your neck of the woods.

Updated Map: Jan. 8, 2008

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DNCC in the News

November 28, 2007

Earlier this month, the DNCC announced its plans for credentialing blogs for the 2008 Democratic National Convention. If you’re interested in applying, click here to find more information about the credentialing process.

In the weeks since the DNCC announcement, blogger credentialing at the Democratic National Convention has been making headlines. Among other stories, Katherine Seelye featured the DNCC’s online outreach in her NY Times column on Monday. Check out that story and some of the others stories below.

Conventions Throw Doors Open to Bloggers-NY Times

Democrats Embrace Blogs For Convention-National Journal

Dems say bloggers will get better treatment at ’08 convention AP

Q&A with Gov. Howard Dean

November 13, 2007

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Gov. Howard Dean visited Denver’s Pepsi Center today to meet with members of the media during the Democratic National Convention’s fall Media Walk-Through. During his time in Denver, Gov. Dean took the time to answer some questions about the role of the Internet and the netroots in the 2008 Democratic National Convention.