Friday, July 23, 2004
In politics, 2004 is shaping up to be the year of the weblog. During the primary, candidates discovered they could raise money from supporters by featuring blogs on their websites. And for the first time, bloggers have been accredited to cover this summer's political conventions. They'll be allowed to visit the convention floor, interview delegates, and do everything the other journalists do. Some guardians of the old order are none too happy about their presence, but others are excited about the prospect of bloggers shaking up convention reporting. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.