Bloggers help capture events at convention


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The Obama campaign moved the acceptance speech to INVESCO Field at Mile High Stadium to invite the public, not just political insiders. They've tried to provide that kind of access throughout the convention by doing other things.

For the first time, the Democratic Party has credentialed bloggers from every state to offer their insights on the political convention.

Members of Utah's delegation believe they can help capture the convention experience by covering every little thing they observe around Denver. They say they bring a new perspective to the convention. And they're enthusiastic to share the personality and flavor with new audiences.

Bloggers help capture events at convention

Amicus blogger Rob Miller said, "I can't think of a better way to participate than to be there as a blogger and to represent the blogging community here in Utah."

Another blogger, 29-year-old Bob Aagard of Holladay, said, "Our goal is to bring the Utah story back home to people in a timely fashion."

Aagard admits he probably wouldn't be here if it weren't for his blogging opportunity. And there are a lot of bloggers who feel the same way.

This year, for the first time, bloggers were officially recognized and credentialed, and even had their own workspace at the convention center. They say it reinforces the party's overall theme of inclusiveness.

The bottom line is that bloggers are a big deal right now and are increasingly making broadcasts like this one more of a two-way street.

E-mail: rpiatt@ksl.com

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