Blogging the Conventions: A Look at The State of The Art

On a less partisan note: what we do, especially what those actually at the conventions do — is it promising and is it worth it? Matt Welch has defended political campaign coverage blogging well: “‘Blogger’ may be one of the English-language’s most unfortunate words — my Boston friends were already refusing to pronounce the thing before the [Democratic] convention even started… — but there’s something to be said for spitting out 15,000 words in real-time while the Journalism School professors fret and The New Yorker uses a small army to pinch off two Talk of the Town snippets. By the time the circus moves to New York, we may even get the hang of it. “

Posted by Matthew Hogan at August 30, 2004 9:35 AM