Are independent bloggers now part of the mainstream media?
That’s the question PBS’ MediaShift explores in an interesting anaysis of the changing “press box” at the Democratic National Convention this week:
In 2004, the major political conventions gave a few dozen bloggers press credentials, a historic moment for the new media outsiders. And this year, the political conventions have tried to be even more open to bloggers, video reporters, podcasters and new media. The Democratic convention credentialed 120 bloggers, and the GOP has credentialed 200 bloggers, according to Forbes.
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The article includes some tips for following the conventions online.