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Monday, May 03, 2004  

Call Me Josef K.

Blogging credentials to the DNC Convention in Boston are now available. Sorta. Via email, I received these instructions:

To apply for credentials from the DNCC Press Gallery, ONE contact person from your organization must complete the DNCC Application Form. After completing this form, the applicant will receive a confirmation email and will be automatically directed to a confirmation page.

I went to the link they provided to discover this blurb:

Bloggers interested in applying for credentials should first apply to the Senate Periodical Press Gallery. The deadline for applications is May 28th, 2004. Bloggers that do not fit the Congressional Press Gallery criteria can also apply to the DNCC Press Gallery.

But wait! The Senate link only takes you to a page with the following blurb (containing not a whit of info about criteria):

In order to request information from the Executive Committee of Periodical Correspondents about credential procedures, please send a brief e-mail with contact information to

The DNCC Press Gallery, on the other hand, has a straightforward applications page (on which there's even a box to tick for "blog"). So maybe you can just skip that whole Senate thing after all.

(Anyone who has more info should alert me.)

[Update: You have to fill out some security forms after you apply online. Those forms are available here (in .pdf) or here (in Word).]

posted by Jeff | 2:32 PM |
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