Thursday, May 29, 2008

We're going to Denver

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at

2008 Democratic Convention Watch is very proud to announce we have been approved to receive credentials to cover the 2008 Democratic National Convention in Denver. But we're not alone:

As part of its continuing commitment to engage a broad spectrum of audiences in new and creative ways, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today announced that a record number of blogs have been credentialed as members of the media for the 2008 Democratic National Convention at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo. These blogs will help ensure that communities across the country are connected to the Convention through the eyes and ears of a growing, diverse group of online voices.

Organizers also announced that blogs credentialed by the DNCC will have access to a dedicated "Blogger Lounge" inside the Pepsi Center, equipped with televisions, technology resources and workspace to facilitate their reporting. All bloggers will have access to the Convention floor, press briefing areas, caucus meetings, filing centers and other auxiliary events open to members of the media.
In 2004, the DNCC credentialed about 30 blogs to cover the Convention in Boston - the first Convention to credential bloggers. Recently, the DNCC announced that 55 blogs focused on state and local politics were selected to be members of the DemConvention State Blogger Corps. Altogether, the DNCC will credential more than 120 blogs for the Convention and many more individuals will blog the Convention via credentials issued through the U.S. Congressional Press Galleries. - DNCC

Here's the full list of blogs approved today. Want to know the secret to being first on the list? Have you blog name start with a low number.....

2008 Democratic Convention Watch
African American Political Pundit
Asian American Action Fund Blog
Badlands Blue
Bagnews Notes
Bitch Ph.D.
Blogger News Network
Blogging For Michigan
Blue Hampshire
Blue Indiana
Blue Jersey
Blue Mass. Group
Buckeye State Blog
Burnt Orange Report
Campus Progress
Celtic Diva's Blue Oasis
Change to Win
Colorado Confidential
Cotton Mouth Blog
Crooks and Liars
Daily Kingfish
Daily Kos
Dallas South Blog
Democracy Arsenal
Democracy for New Mexico
Democratic Party of the U.S. Virgin Islands
Democratic Underground
Democrats Abroad Argentina
Digby's Hullabaloo
Doc's Political Parlor
Fired Up!
Florida Progressive Coalition
Future Majority
Georgia Politics Unfiltered
Green Mountain Daily
Grist Magazine
Group News Blog
HummingbirdMinds Blog
Jack and Jill Politics
Keystone Politics
Las Vegas Gleaner
Left In Alabama
Left in the West
Michigan Liberal
Minnesota Monitor
My Left Nutmeg
New Nebraska Network
No Rest for the Awake
Obsidian Wings
Ohio Daily Blog
Open Left
Pam's House Blend
Political Base
Political Wire
Pop and Politics
Prairie State Blue
Raising Kaine
Raw Story
Rhode Island's Future
Room 8
Rum, Romanism and Rebellion
Scholars & Rogues
Seeing the Forest
Sepia Mutiny
Talking Points Memo
Taylor Marsh
The Albany Project
The Center for Emerging Media
The Iowa Independent
The Natchez Blog
The Seminal
The UpTake
The Utah Amicus
The Washington Independent
Think Youth
Thought Theater
Tondee's Tavern
Turn Maine Blue
Under The
Uppity Wisconsin
USAmerica Vota '08
West Virginia Blue
What About Our Daughters? Blog
Working Life
Zennie's Zeitgeist

Congratulations to all the blogs on the list.


3investors said...

congratulations, you've definitely earned it!

OurHispanicVoices said...

Congrats. I agree, you have earned it. I've been a frequent viewer and just realized I don't have you on my blogroll.

rkw said...

Congrats to you guys. You deserve it.

mumblin said...

awesome...... I mean yeah congrats

DocJess said...

RAH!!!! to the best of the best....I WANT PICTURES!

Paul Bradford said...

What fabulous news! I'm really looking forward to the convention. It will be great to have 'eyes and ears' on the floor!

(By the way, do either of you have jobs?)

edgeways said...

Yay.. good job and kudos

Jack said...

Congratulations, you deserve it for all the great work you do!

Hope said...


I will look for you there and say, "HI!" (I'm a delegate.)


lompe said...

Well deserved! You have done a great job. Congrats!

Matt said...

Hope - Please email us at the email address in the sidebar. Thanks. - Matt

kennick said...

Congratulations Matt and Oreo.
Looking forward to your reporting from Denver.

Leah Texas4Obama said...

WOW what great news!

Congrats Oreo, Matt, and everyone at DCW ;)


JGreenleaf said...



Since you're official, I think you should get busy working on lining up sponsors for the Blogger Bash. Nancy Pelosi was one of the sponsors for the blogger party in Boston in '04. I was, sadly, too worn out to go but managed to get one of the prescient 32MB thumb drives, inscribed, that were in the goodie bag.

There was also a special blogger breakfast featuring a couple of interesting speakers: former presidential candidate Howard Dean and some guy named Barack Obama who was running for the senate from Illinois.

The Big Media all showed up to cover this weird new phenomenon called blogging. Every time someone opened up a laptop, people toting giant cameras and huge boom mikes would rush over to get some footage of some poor soul typing. Pictures.

I can't wait to see what we're going to do this year, and I'm looking forward to meeting the Blogger Corps in real space.

It will also be interesting to see how the coverage changes. There wasn't a lot of hard reporting by bloggers, and a lot of the coverage (including my own) was fairly breathless and star struck.


Mark said...


Will look forward to reading your live blogging during the whole circus. :)

softspoken22 said...

Congratulations! You gaves are the best!

jfagan said...

I am a long time viewer but first time poster to you site. Thanks for all your work. I'm glad we will have the inside scoop

MKSinSA said...

You guys and gal SOOO Rock! Congrats. Wouldn't trust anyone else with the goods.

Independent voter said...

YAY! Congrats you guys!

I had asked where you (the best of the best) were on your previous list, Matt said you had applied, and viola here you guys are going! Great Job!!!!!

Thomas said...

Congratulations - you have worked so hard to keep us all informed!

The title of this blog entry scared me though - I thought you got information about the NOMINATION going to the convention! HA.

Andre said...

From one credentialed blogger to another, congrats!

Hopefully we can finally put some faces to the name.


nanc said...

Congratulations! This is the most informative site on the web, and your hard work has paid off. I hope it's a very large bloggers lounge.

Your headline scared me, too! :)

Les said...

See this Post article on the primary date maneuvering. New Hampshire moved up its date in response to South Carolina moving up its date, which was prompted by Florida's actions.

New Hampshire had blustered prior to Florida's actions, but had not actually made any moves until that chain of events...

Les said...

Whoops! Wrong topic...

Congratulations to everyone on the list, and certainly to DemConWatch - you've really made an impact this year!

Lost Bob said...

Congratulations !

And thanks for a terrific site. Been following the numbers here for awhile; the comment and commentary only recently. I am very impressed with the level of discussion here. A refreshing change from just about everywhere else. I am looking forward to following you guys through the convention.