Boston.com> Among the media credential applications for this summer’s Democratic National Convention — from the TV networks, newspapers, and radio stations — is the one from 21-year-old Jesse Taylor, a pundit of the self-declared variety.
He may not be a traditional journalist, but the recent college graduate does have a blog, a website called pandagon.net, where his opinions on current events and the press draw 12,000 readers per day. And from the standpoint of Democratic National Convention organizers, that could be good enough. This summer, they’ll grant some of their 15,000 coveted credentials to blogs, the online diaries that link to news reports, post comments from readers, and critique the political process with unrestrained abandon. read more>