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Well, that job has been filled:
The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today named Jason Rosenberg as Director of Online Communications for the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver.Update: Rosenberg on the 2008 convention:
In his role, Rosenberg will be responsible for developing and implementing new media strategy for the DNCC and overseeing the official 2008 Convention website, www.demconvention.com. Rosenberg will manage online vendor and partner services relations on behalf of the DNCC and oversee outreach with the online community.
We are thrilled to have Jason join our team," said Leah Daughtry, CEO of the DNCC. "Using technology and online tools to bring more people into our 2008 Convention experience is a top priority. Jason brings both the skills and bold thinking to broaden our reach, expand the dialogue and make our Convention in Denver as inclusive as possible."
Jason Rosenberg promised that bloggers would, technologically speaking, "break down the walls at the Pepsi Center" to make the convention a 24-7 conversation lighting up the blogosphere.
By 2004, the party credentialed 30 bloggers, who reported from the convention floor alongside their mainstream media counterparts. Rosenberg says far more than 30 will be in Denver.
Convention organizers are still developing credentialing rules for bloggers. They also expect that many of the 7,000 delegates will also be blogging. "There's a palpable feeling of empowerment here," Rosenberg said. "We're looking to capture that for the convention."