by Pamela Powers Hannley
Back in February, the Huffington Post launced a contest to send a group of citizen journalists to the upcoming Democratic and Republican Conventions.
The winners were announced this morning. Eight people were selected-- four for each convention.
AND I'M ONE OF THE WINNERS!!!!! Yipee!
After the jump is my video submission. Besides touting my qualifications in the two-minute video, I made a sentimental appeal. As a journalism student at Ohio State, I covered the 1972 McGovern-Shriver race for the Ohio State Lantern. My j-school partner and I traveled in the press bus with the national media-- which was a trip because we were the only women on that bus except for a reporter from Time Magazine. Anyway, although Brigid and I wrote about the campaign, we never got to go to the convention that year. Forty years later, I'm going to the convention. :D So excited.