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    Covering the Democratic Convention

    by Ardyth Broadrick Sohn
    June 18, 2008

    is anyone else taking cell phone technology and students to the dem convention this august? our unlv students will be posting live back to our neighborhood on questions of importance to our largely immigrant citizens. would love to connect with others who might have student journalists there too. thanks….ardyth (from innovation incubator project )

    Tagged: democratic convention students unlv
    • Hi –
      We’re not a STUDENTS project as such – but I’m working on building an aggregated web presence for the Democratic Convention that will contain content from different credentialed bloggers at the convention.
      It might be interesting to include your students, or other people who are going to be covering the convention. Let me know if you’re interested, and I hope we can work something out.

      As it is, the site is barely in the Alpha stage at this point, but it’s getting better by the day.

    • Sort of– The Field – – formerly with Rural Votes – has all kinds of people self-organizing to cover the convention.

      The independent organizing is going on largely at http://fieldhands.ning.com/

      (Disclosure: I volunteer for the Fund for Authentic Journalism which supports the organization currently hosting The Field.)

    • Hi,

      I’m taking three student journalists to the Democratic National Convention. They have press access because of help from New America Media (http://news.newamericamedia.org/news/). Hunter College is helping with some of the costs and I have a few bucks from the FORD Foundation (a grant to experiment with developing multimedia journalism curriculum for undergraduates) to also help offset the costs.

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