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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Democratic National Convention Blogger Pool Still Segregated



AAPP says: "Hat Tip to Karen Brooks at The Dallas Morning News for following the lack of presence of black bloggers at the Democratic National Convention. She is following the story of how 55 blogs were credentialed to cover the convention in Denver as part of the "State Blogger Corps" and only a handful of them could be identified as minority blogs or having minority writers."

I'm one of the credentialed bloggers, and I have received dozens of email letters of support. I have also received dozens of emails saying the DNC needs to intergrate its state blogger pool.





Lilly White State Blogger Pool

AUSTIN – Minority blogs that felt spurned by the Democratic National Committee got some vindication recently when they were added to the list of blogs invited by party officials to cover their convention in August – but some still say the white blogs got preferential treatment and will get better access.

Members of the "AfroSpear" web network, a circle of African-American run blogs, cried foul last month when 55 blogs were credentialed to cover the convention in Denver as part of the "State Blogger Corps" and only a handful of them could be identified as minority blogs or having minority writers. More HERE


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