From one perspective, just a bunch of bloggers.
From another a big step in new ways to cover politics. Bloggers speak truth to power in ways the conventional media often fear. Fact checking could be better, but that's true of much traditional media also.
This convention is also a big step in the transition from big money politics to networked grassroots politics.
I need to find to convincing way to help the younger political journalists help get their editors the message.