Great news for politically-minded webloggers: the 2004 Democratic National Convention has opened up their press credential process to webloggers.

The Democratic National Convention Committee is pleased to announce that for the first time ever, bloggers will be offered Convention access through the official media credentialing process.

Because the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston is less than 90 days away and space is extremely limited, we encourage those interested in this first-ever opportunity to act now. To apply to cover the 2004 Democratic National Convention as a blogger, you will need to submit applications to both the Senate Periodical Press Gallery AND the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) Press Gallery before the May 28th deadline.

TTLB has gone on to clarify some of the details of just how to apply for press credentials, and has also made an overture towards the RNC to see if the same thing can be done for their convention.

Not being in the Boston area, I obviously won’t be applying, but hopefully this goes a long way to opening the political process to even more people.

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