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WASHINGTON, DC — National Bloggers Club to Fund Scholarships for Citizen-Journalists
The National Bloggers Club, Inc. (NBC), announced a plan today to help bloggers get to this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) with a scholarship program funded by crowd sourced donations. The NBC plans to send at least four citizen-journalists to CPAC 2013 next month.
The NBC is working closely with the organizer of CPAC, The American Conservative Union, to ensure that recipients of the scholarships receive appropriate press credentials. Those who receive scholarships will be helping the NBC throughout the event by providing tools, pictures, and other resources to the hundreds of Club members who are set to attend.
Bruce Carroll, a board member at the NBC and a blogger at www.GayPatriot.org, had this to say about the scholarship initiative:
“The National Bloggers Club is honored to launch this initiative to help some of our own attend CPAC -and BlogBash this year. Our goal through this effort is to raise $4,500 to make sure that our scholarship recipients have the resources they need to accurately and efficiently report from CPAC. As bloggers, we have a duty to help each other out and this is part of that continuing mission.”
For most bloggers, their reporting is an add-on to their regular jobs and schedules, making it difficult for many bloggers who support a family or have full-time jobs to attend CPAC. The National Bloggers Club established this scholarship fund knowing both the conference and the political blogging world will benefit from the presence of additional citizen-journalists.
Speaking of these citizen-journalists who plan to attend CPAC, the co-host of BlogBash and Houston based blogger Melissa Clouthier says:
“These folks are the tip of the activist spear and the best weapon against a biased and lapdog media.”
If you’re looking for more information or to make a donation to the CPAC 2013 Citizen-Journalist scholarship fund, please visit www.bitly.com/bloggerstocpac13. Also, if you’re a blogger looking to offset the cost of your trip or to be matched with roommates, you can contact the National Bloggers Club.
CPAC is the largest annual gathering of conservative candidates, activists, and supporters in the United States. CPAC 2013 is set to be held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland – just a short trip outside of Washington, DC – from March 14th-16th.