Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Bloggers at ABNDP Convention? Egads!

Okay, like, OMG.

So, the following Alberta NDP news release went out today to at least a few Alberta Bloggers.

Yup, bloggers (and tweets too!) get full and free access as media observers to "#ANDP09" (as the hashtag the release proclaims) - the NDP's annual convention, being held in Edmonton this year.

our pal over at St. Albert Diary sagely noted that the Wildrose Alliance was also up to the same thing - though bloggers will be charged $30 to enter (WTF? Would they charge real journalists too?).

We at the Alberta Report have just one question remaining:

How long before bloggers become like the regular hacks?

(No offense Graham, really).


Social media invited to attend Alberta NDP Convention

Bloggers & Tweeters encouraged to provide alternative media coverage

EDMONTON – For the first time in Alberta, the provincial NDP are opening the doors of their annual convention to non-mainstream social media bloggers, tweeters, and citizen journalists.

“This invitation is designed to help kindle interest in the inner workings of a democratic political party like the NDP,” said convention organizer and blogger Katharine Hay.

“Political discussion is increasingly happening through social media. More and more people are using Twitter, Facebook, and blogs to become engaged in the political process, which the NDP supports,” she added.

Free social media kits for the convention – known as “#ANDP09” on Twitter – will be available to bloggers and Tweeters during convention registration.


Alberta NDP Convention

Date & Time:

Sept.11 to Sept.13 (Registration 4 p.m. Friday, adjourns 1:30 p.m. Sunday)


Crown Plaza / Chateau Lacombe

10111 Bellamy Hill



3 Responses to "Bloggers at ABNDP Convention? Egads!"
  1. Travis Chase said...
    September 9, 2009 at 6:54:00 p.m. MDT

    hrm, I didn't get an invite, I guess they didn't like what I had to say about Eric Carpendale and the terrible NDP campaign in Calgary-Glenmore lol

  2. The Alberta Report Team said...
    September 10, 2009 at 9:59:00 a.m. MDT

    Awww... I'm sure that despite you not receiving an email, you are invited Mr. Blogged Down... Incidentally, i just looked up your profile and didn't immediately see an email... check with or to make sure, but I think they'll take anybody - they're kinda like Catholics, you see...

  3. Travis Chase said...
    September 10, 2009 at 12:03:00 p.m. MDT

    I would actually come and check it out, but its very short notice. I have to work 4:00pm to midnight Sat and Sun :)

    Unfortunately I need more then a few days notice to clear my schedule lol

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