WE INTERRUPT THIS BLOG
...to bring you an important news bulletin from the Convention.
We'd also like to do our
corporeal corpulent corporate duty and tell you that these bloggers are actually blogging from the Convention:
Adam Smeltz -- On assignment for Knight Ridder's Washington Bureau, 22-year-old Smeltz will report on trends in youth voting during the election campaign both in print and through a blog. He debuts with a "Life of the Parties" blog he's writing from Boston at the convention. Observing that only 42 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 24 voted in the 2000 presidential election, "P. Diddy, Ben Affleck and other big names pushing for an historic turnout of young voters have a serious task ahead of them."
Daniel Rubin -- A staff writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, he will blog on life outside the perimeter of the convention. Beantown is his home town, so Rubin will be out scouring the streets to "see how well the DNC set-designers have hidden people like Howard Zinn, Noam Chomsky and Michael Dukakis."
Michael Klein -- A Philadelphia Inquirer columnist who covers people, places and things, he will be doing just that at the convention. Klein notes: "I'm not as interested in the raw politics as I am in what and who surround it. Celebs and politics do mix, and they will do just that in Boston from Saturday through Thursday."
In addition to these viewpoints, two Knight Ridder newspaper reporters will be bringing the hometown angle back to their readers through their blogs.
Alan Bjerga: Washington correspondent for the Wichita Eagle, he will blog to inform voters, entertain readers and "link to relevant information, which is going to have heavy Sunflower emphasis (and isn't it ABOUT TIME someone did that? Hoo-ha for Kansas) ... to make this a must-read for the Kansas-connected."
Tom Webb: Washington correspondent for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, his eyes will be "peeled for All Things Minnesotan, including the 91 Minnesota delegates and alternates hoping to promote the Democratic message, assorted protesters, a couple of Minnesota Republicans hoping to undermine the Democrats message, corporate sponsors, political donors and various others." Think of his blog as a Webb log.