Convention blogger credentials: 20 states have no applications entered
by Oreo, Mon Jan 21, 2008 at 01:06:08 PM EST
Last week at 2008 Democratic Convention Watch I wrote that there were 23 states that had no applications filed to become a credentialed blogger at the convention. One blog from each state will get press credentials to attend the convention in Denver.
According to the DNCC there are still 20 states remaining that haven't had any applications submitted yet. States that have no applications are Alaska, Alabama, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming. Guam is the only territory/district with an application leaving Democrats Abroad, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Washington DC and the Virgin Islands.
I know of some great blogs from these states. What are you guys waiting for?
For anyone interested you can get more information from the DNCC
2008 DemConvention State Blogger CorpsOnce 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.
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.
And just because a state has had an application entered already it doesn't mean you're out of luck. You can still apply.