I’m Big in Germany

I just came into the Fleet Center after taping an interview with Eileen Sharon Dempsey, a science reporter who contributes to Spectrum, an English-language program on the German Deutsche Welle radio network. She was interested in the technology behind the blogger setup at the convention — WiFi, etc. We had a good chat.

Coming in to check my email, I see another request from Deutsche Welle, this time for a story about bloggers on their website.

Perhaps the weirdest thing that’s happened with the “other media” today is a call from David Folkenflik at the Baltimore Sun: all he needed me to do was hand my cell phone to someone else (anyone) at the convention so as to verify that I was here. Apparently in the post-Jayson Blair era, he’s required to verify that the “blogger at the DNC” he might write about is, indeed, a “blogger at the DNC.” Comforting, in a way. But still weird.

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Countertop's picture
Countertop on July 27, 2004 - 22:13

Next stop … Baywatch!!

Have you thought about blogging one of these interviews? Perhaps, while your being interviewed, you can transcribe the conversation. Might be an interesting experiment

Leo C.'s picture
Leo C. on July 27, 2004 - 23:17

Comments from another blogger at the DNC-FYI

I’m in Boston this week covering the Democratic National Convention — and
there is a whole lot to cover (the most interesting parts of which are
going on behind the scenes).

Wayne's picture
Wayne on July 27, 2004 - 23:48

How `bout some comments from some fundraising events? How many cocktail parties have you been kicked out of? Have you tried any? This is where the real, true American system plays out, and is the only, real reason for a convention.

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