Media working space at the DNC

As a a blogger with “news service” credentials, (as opposed to a blogger with “blogger” credentials) I won’t have access to the special secret “blogger room” in the Fleet Center, described on the convention blog as “an awesome workspace in the hall.” Which left me wondering where I will be able to work. So I asked the DNCC Press Gallery, and they quickly responded:

There is unassigned press filing space located in the hall as well as across the street at 239 Causeway. The space in Causeway is open 24 hours a day with internet access that you can plug in to. I believe that the press filing space within the Fleet Center is available whenever there is access to the Fleet Center, which also has internet that you can plug in to. The unassigned press filing space is first come first serve, and there will be about 150 desk set-ups for you to write articles, stories, etc.

There are 15,000 journalists said to be covering the convention. While no doubt many of them will have luxury suites with dedicated resources and swanky chairs, it will be interesting to see what the size of the “unassigned press” is, and how many of us are sharing the 150 desks,


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Peter Rukavina on July 25, 2004 - 23:29 Permalink

Dave Winer reports: “The WiFi doesn’t work, and there’s no place to plug in for power.”

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Peter Rukavina on July 25, 2004 - 23:34 Permalink

Jessamyn reports reports: “Press passes need to be renewed daily at a hotel that is nowhere near the Fleet Center.”