Suzy recently posted about signing up bloggers to go to the various party conferences and press events. It would be interesting to see which parties would be open to the idea of letting bloggers attend and live blog from these very staged events. Will Fianna Fail with their poor record on broadband have proper net access at their Ard Fheis? Will Fine Gael provide enough strong coffee so the bloggers don’t fall asleep on their laptops when Enda tries to create a personality? If you want to attend events like these and want to do it under the IrishElection.com brand then contact Suzy.
But bloggers don’t just have to cover political events. After reading Bernie’s coverage of the Young Scientist Exhibition I must say I am unimpressed with the coverage from everywhere else. A few papers did the usual end-of-event reporting and that’s about it. I emailed BT and suggested that next time they set up a space for bloggers and podcasters and let them freely roam and blog and talk to who they find interesting. A few bloggers at events like this would make a big difference and hopefully, just hopefully, some undiscovered gems will be found.
There’s lost of events that would benefit from inviting bloggers along. Even the Ideal Homes Exhibition would benefit. I’d suggest Oxyegen too but MCD might sue me or something. 🙂