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Internet news-gatherers headed for convention

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, April 24th, 2007 at 4:50 pm in Democratic politics.

Of the 122 news outlets registered to cover the California’s Democratic Party convention in San Diego this weekend, 49 identify themselves as Internet-based.

Wow.

This per Democratic political consultant Roger Salazar in an interview today with San Jose Mercury News and MediaNews political reporter Mary Anne Olstrom.

That means news coming out of the convention will be fast and furious as Internet-based reporters blog and post on the every move of the seven presidential candidates headed for the convention.

The 2,100 Democratic delegates may feel a bit overwhelmed, too. With 400 reporters signed up to cover the three-day event, that’s one reporter for every five delegates.

Wow.

Welcome to the presidential campaign season.

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