In addition to our election coverage on the main page and at Wizbang Politics, Lorie Byrd and I will be part of CNN’s election coverage blog party in Washington, DC. The Los Angeles Times reported on the details last week:
CNN is trying to incorporate bloggers directly into its coverage of next week’s midterm elections by inviting them to an “E-lection Nite Blog Party,” an event aimed at corralling some of the top online opinion makers in one place to provide instant reaction as the results come in.
The cable news network plans to host more than two dozen bloggers from across the political spectrum – including sites like RedState and Daily Kos – at a Washington Internet lounge where they can monitor the election returns on a slew of flat-screen televisions. (Each blogger will get his or her own monitor, which can be tuned to any channel.) There will be free wireless access – and plenty of food and beverages, natch.
CNN Internet reporters Jacki Schechner and Abbi Tatton have been assigned to cover the gathering and provide regular updates on the air about the topics that are generating the most chatter.
…Subscribers to CNN Pipeline, the network’s broadband service, will be able to monitor the happenings at the blog party through one of the online channels, which will be dedicated exclusively to footage from the event.
Beltway Blogroll notes some of those represented include (with links to their announcement posts): Althouse, Americablog, Ankle Biting Pundits, Betsy’s Page, Captain’s Quarters, Crooks and Liars, Daily Kos, Eschaton, FireDogLake, La Shawn Barber’s Corner, Pam’s House Blend, Redstate, TalkLeft, Townhall (Mary Katharine Ham), Wizbang. and others.
Coverage of the event will be available on CNN’s Pipeline, as well as the occasional drop-ins on CNN’s main telecast coverage. If you want to watch, you can get a free trial subscription of CNN’s Pipeline here.