Just a quick note for you all political citizens journalists that are plannin, or maybe not yet, to come to Charlotte and do some live blogging.
Just caught the below, looks like space is going to be set up for pretty much whoever might show up, actually two sites.
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Jun. 04, 2012 - Quick history of bloggers at political conventions:I just did a quick read so don't have anymore then what's in the Observer article, but it does look like a home is a waitin, not a sleepy home, though you probably could blog all day and night with no sleep I supposed!!
At the 2000 conventions, a handful showed up. Considered oddities.
At the 2004 conventions, bloggers were accredited as news media representatives for the first time. There were about a dozen. Considered curiosities.
At the 2008 conventions, Democrats and Republicans accredited about 300 bloggers. Many were well-known, respected pros.
At the 2012 conventions, there will likely be a thousand or more. Nowadays, they get respect. They come from mainstream websites like Politico or Huffington Post.
For the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, a grass-roots organization called The PPL will be offering workspace and support to the blog community.
Bloggers who want to use it as a base during the September convention will get work space, fast Internet connections and other services, including bike rentals. One room will have a stage and theater-style seating for panels and speakers on convention-related topics.
A second space at the McColl Center for Visual Art on North Tryon Street will offer specialty services for filmmakers, documentarians, artists and others needing recording or studio space.
Also planned at McColl: A tech-free zone where people can just flop down in a bean-bag chair to escape from their screens. “There’s something to be said for getting away from the technology to clear your mind,” says Kane.
Between the two sites, The PPL expects to have space for about 1,000 bloggers and new media correspondents. read more>>>
Oh and did I say that the KOS is mentioned in this write!