Bloggers Ready to Roll at GOP Convention

By Kate Rockwood,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 31, 2008 12:13 PM CDT
David Goldstein of Seattle, seated right, who blogs for and, works in the bloggers lounge at the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Monday, Aug. 25, 2008.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
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(Newser) – Watch out, mainstream media: Bloggers have claimed a space of their own at this year’s Republican National Convention. All they got 4 years ago was a folding table for a dozen huddled writers; now more than 200 have credentials and an area to work in. Big-name anchors like Katie Couric and Brian Williams will even be blogging as festivities unfold.

The bloggers—including one on MySpace who won a contest with NBC and—will “give an inside perspective,” one writer told the Twin Cities Pioneer Press. But one analyst fears a data deluge: "Most of us do not have time to read thousands of blogs, so my question is how will we collectively be able to sift through all of this?" she asked.