This Chron story on the bloggers at the Democratic Convention may come a bit late in the game (not exactly atypical for our hometown paper, of course), but it has the virtue of being non-condescending. It even contains a decent insight:
By reducing live coverage of the conventions, the major television networks have "given the bloggers a jump-start they never would have gotten otherwise," said Thomas McPhail, professor of media studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
"The bloggers have taken advantage of that. (Television network) management does not understand that you don't want to give such a golden opportunity to attract readers to the Internet."
Also to the good, there's a sidebar with all of the credentialed bloggers listed. It's too bad there isn't an easily-accessible list of delegates who are also bloggers, though that doesn't explain why a URL wasn't given for Cate Read even though the story specifically mentioned her. It's a good piece anyway, so check it out.Posted by Charles Kuffner on July 29, 2004 to Blog stuff | TrackBack