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.