(from the ColoradoPols on the spot news team – promoted by DavidThi808)
After months and months of primaries, caucuses and fighting, the big event is finally here. It feels almost anti-climactic considering all the fretting and worries from some-it’ll probably start to get more exciting once the gavel falls around 3:00. I also want to take this opportunity to thank Pols and David for giving me the opportunity to come here and experience this truly unique event. I’m not the most experienced political writer, so it means a lot to me that they would put their faith in an unknown. I’ll try my best not to let them down. Of course, if nobody from Pols was down here, it wouldn’t seem right-so I’m happy to be representing our community. If you’re going to be around Lo-Do today, or any time this week, you can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to meet up with you.
There are lots of events and interesting guest speakers that are scheduled here, but my goal here for this week is to try to spend more time covering the people. Four years ago in Boston the blogosphere was there, but it wasn’t nearly as huge as it is today. For there to be a place where new media and established bloggers can gather to share in the madness that is a political convention says a lot about the DNC-and this election. Our influence as citizen journalists is only going up; especially as more and more people use the web for their primary source of news and political information. We can only hope that the precedent of having so many non-traditional reporters here will only go towards improving our standing as a truly independent news source.