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 horsesass.com and huffingtonpost.com, 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 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. (Read more Democratic National Convention stories.)