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A few hundred representatives from the full spectrum of news media are gathering today in the Pepsi Center to scope out the realities of covering the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The editors, producers and trains-on-time technicians will get “a top to bottom look about,” said the Democratic National Convention Committee's Wally Podrazik, a veteran of convention logistics.
The DNCC estimates that more than 15,000 members of the media, including staff from stage crews to assistants to news anchors and producers, will be in Denver during convention week, Aug. 25-28. Besides getting an overview of the convention site and a chance to learn more about hotel rooms and credentials, many of the representatives will be looking for ways to showcase new advances in technology, Podrazik said.