Some the details are still being worked out, but it is clear that bloggers will be given press credentials to the upcoming political conventions. This will be another validation (along with the increasingly prevalent trend of mainstream publications referring to items that originated in blogs) of the blog form.
According to one naysayer guarding the credential gate: “Anyone with a computer and home publishing can call themselves whatever they want. If it’s a retired couple that just decides they’ve got an opinion, that doesn’t make them a news organization. It just makes them a retired couple with an opinion and a website.”
Hey, let’s put it this way. If Bill O’Reilly gets to go, then so do I.
Indeed, I’ll be at the Dem Convention in July (through an interesting scheduling quirk, I’ll be covering the Republican Convention from a villa in Tuscany).