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 MSNBC.com—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.