Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Should your campaign credential bloggers?

Sometimes. You wouldn't credential a writer just because she had a pencil and you shouldn't credential a journalist just because she has a blog. And because you're less likely to be familiar with every blog than with other, more established media, you'll need to determine whether to credential blog by blog.

But it doesn't end there... there was quite a flap when a self-professed blogger was asked to leave a closed-to-the-press Obama event. The blogger wrote long and often about how he was interested in the topic (faith and politics) and how he should have been allowed to stay because being a blogger didn't remove his citizenship.

Your campaign will need to determine how to deal with these situations as they arise, but hopefully being forwarned will help.

--Louella Pizzuti

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