Convention blogger credentials: 20 states have no applications entered

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 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.

And just because a state has had an application entered already it doesn't mean you're out of luck. You can still apply.

Tags: bloggers, Democratic National Convention (all tags)



I linked to this at Bleeding Heartland

I'm surprised no Iowa bloggers have applied. I won't be able to make the trip, but I hope someone else from Iowa will step up to the plate.

by desmoinesdem 2008-01-21 01:24PM | 0 recs
Re: I linked to this at Bleeding Heartland

I was going to put up a comment titled "calling desmoinesdem".  Its too bad you cant make it.

by blue south 2008-01-21 02:26PM | 0 recs
Re: Convention blogger credentials: 20 states have

We're working on it. :p

by Dave Sund 2008-01-21 01:30PM | 0 recs
Re: Convention blogger credentials: 20 states have

Are you sure Utah should be on that list?  We had actually applied.  Perhaps we should check into that.

by Jason Williams 2008-01-21 01:41PM | 0 recs
Re: Convention blogger credentials: 20 states have

I just got the list today.

by Oreo 2008-01-21 02:01PM | 0 recs
Re: Convention blogger credentials: 20 states have

Well thank you for the heads up.  We've re-applied.

by Jason Williams 2008-01-21 03:14PM | 0 recs
From New Mexico

I applied the day after the 2008 DNC blog post.  

by fbihop 2008-01-21 06:42PM | 0 recs
Wild, Wonderful West Virginia

Thanks for the reminder.

We're working on it.

Clem G.
West Virginia Blue

by WVaBlue 2008-01-22 01:48AM | 0 recs


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