I have received my official invitation to cover the Republican National Convention. I always had this nagging fear in the back of my head that something would go wrong and I wouldn't get credentials. So this is a big relief.
For the first time, bloggers will hold an on-site presence at the Republican National Convention called "Bloggers Corner." Positioned near Radio Row, credentialed bloggers will have the opportunity to connect with delegates, guests and other surrogates for interviews, and to provide original content, including multimedia, to their audiences. Through this behind-the-scenes look at the convention's proceedings and events, bloggers will play an important role in telling the story of the 2004 Republican Convention.
Bloggers Corner will be located in Madison Square Garden's Theater Lobby in the corridor adjacent to Radio Row. Electrical outlets, tabled work stations and necessary hook-ups for laptop and other portable computers will be available for high-speed Internet and Intranet access. Main TV monitors will also be accessible in all convention common areas including Bloggers Corner and will carry closed circuit coverage of all floor activities.
Bloggers will be credentialed to move about all media areas with access to the Media Center and the news conference center for briefings.
I hereby call dibs on using the phrase Live From Blogger's Corner for my interviews and dispatches.
I hope Ralph Kiner
As an aside (I'm watching the DNC festivities), there are few things less entertaining than old women in red, white and blue hats trying to rock out.