RAV: Miss Dev - Newsvine DNC Coverage

Miss Dev!

On behalf of the Newsvine Team, msnbc.com, MSNBC Television and NBC News, I would like to show our appreciation to Miss Dev, for her amazing work in making Newsvine DNC 2008 coverage a complete success.

Without Dev's selfless hard work, creativity, inspiration, attention to detail, persistence and willingness to roll with the punches, our coverage of the DNC would not have been possible. Of the many things Miss Dev did, here are just a few that stood out as well above and beyond the call of duty:

  • Finding Newsvine DNC HQ - a charming house with wifi (that also came with a car!), and stocking it with Colorado-brewed beer and vodka.
  • Properly preparing us for our visit to Denver.
  • Always being our eyes and ears on the ground.
  • Churning out amazing articles day after day, while covering the convention, protests and security in Denver while also juggling 9-5 work!
  • Spending 3.5 hours out in the 95+ degree Denver heat to get our press credentials.
  • Handling all forms of logistics about where to meet, eat, drink, sleep and write.
  • Being a good sport about being separated from the rest of us at Mile High.
  • Inspiring her own Mom to also participate in Newsvine DNC coverage!

In addition to bringing Viki, Killfile and me to the DNC, Dev also successfully brought the DNC to thousands of people across the world, in the way that only she can do. She did this by consistently writing fantastic, honest articles that explored complex issues and problems facing ordinary Denverites, as well as America at large. The topics she covered were largely left unexplored by the media, which is why msnbc.com decided to feature the following stories written by Miss Dev directly on the Cover as well the Politics Section.

The Democratic Hypocrisy, or A Person's A Person

I Was There

The "Greenest" Convention

(In)security in Denver

Visiting Denver : A Local's Guide to Her Home City

All that she has done for us, and for Newsvine, goes far beyond being an amazing Newsviner and Citizen Journalist. She is, quite simply, an amazing person. Dev's work at the DNC has paved the road in many important ways for other Newsviners to cover future events that continue to shape our world.

Please join us in recognizing Miss Dev's amazing work, tireless commitment and her unparalleled all-around contribution to Newsvine's mission and purpose, by celebrating her Random Act of Vineness award.

- Calvin

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Congrats Dev!

  • 15 votes
Reply#1 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:06 PM EDT


  • 8 votes
#1.1 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:32 PM EDT

Good reporting, solid articles, RAV was well-deserved.

  • 4 votes
#1.3 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:53 PM EDT

I'll just add my voice to the chorus. I really enjoyed reading your articles and had no idea that you stocked the bar, provided wheels and wi-fi. I'm doubly impressed.

  • 5 votes
#1.4 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:40 PM EDT

Ok... I'm finally home. Let me just say that Miss Dev made this possible. The undeniable fact of the matter is that we Newsvine folks had a comfortable and convenient place to work and that made us as productive as we were.

  • 14 votes
#1.5 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:43 PM EDT

Congratulations Miss Dev. A well deserved award!

  • 9 votes
Reply#3 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:23 PM EDT

Yes, yes, yes! Miss Dev, just like being there in person.

  • 9 votes
Reply#4 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:31 PM EDT

Congratulations Miss Dev!

Your articles covering the DNC have been great.

  • 12 votes
Reply#5 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:31 PM EDT

Congratulations-- exceptional job! :-)

  • 9 votes
Reply#6 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:37 PM EDT

Congratulations Miss Dev!

  • 7 votes
Reply#7 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:39 PM EDT

Congrats, Miss Dev!

  • 7 votes
Reply#8 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:40 PM EDT

Good job Miss Dev!

  • 9 votes
Reply#9 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:47 PM EDT

Most deserved!

Thank you for your fine, honest work!

  • 8 votes
Reply#10 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:57 PM EDT


  • 9 votes
Reply#11 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:15 PM EDT

Wait, Miss Dev, you were working your regular job this whole time??

  • 4 votes
#11.1 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:36 PM EDT

Wow! I find that to be truly amazing!

Congrats Miss Dev, You provided the window for all of us to look through. Thank you!

  • 3 votes
#11.2 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:13 PM EDT

I am so excited to read the coverage from next week and be afforded a view into the world that I know so very little about (although I am a bit smarter now...)

And yes, I was working my regular job whilst covering the DNC - I did skip work (with my boss' blessing) yesterday so I could really get a complete picture... but as exhausted as I am, it was totally worth it.

  • 9 votes
#11.3 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:20 PM EDT


We are fortunate enough to have money as a holiday but I sacrificed two days of vacationing in Hawaii and I was just thinking about how I was going to pull off day four without taking it off.

  • 6 votes
#11.4 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:23 PM EDT

Er... MONDAY, not money. Sorry, someone was clearing the cash register at work.

  • 5 votes
#11.5 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:52 PM EDT


  • 7 votes
Reply#12 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:16 PM EDT

Ad my congrats for a job well done, Miss Dev!

  • 8 votes
Reply#13 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:26 PM EDT

Congrats, Miss Dev! :D

  • 4 votes
Reply#14 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:37 PM EDT

KooDoos Dev!
I know I'm paid to say that - I'm the proud mom (and admittedly misty eyed right now)
It's pretty cool when the world acknowledges the brilliance of your kid!!!!
Oh, btw, is any of that great beer left over???? Bring it home with you Dev :o)

  • 5 votes
Reply#15 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 3:39 PM EDT

Miss D:

Great job and Gratz!!

  • 8 votes
Reply#16 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:03 PM EDT

Congatulations, Miss Dev, you're writing style definitely brought a fresh perspective of the convention to those of us who couldn't be there in person. A well-deserved recognition.

  • 7 votes
Reply#17 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:06 PM EDT

Well Done!! Well deserved Miss Dev!!

** waves a bunch of vine branches in your general direction :) **

  • 10 votes
Reply#18 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:08 PM EDT

Sweet fennel!

Thanks everyone!!! I'm a little speechless (at more than just my mother discovering this before I did)...

Some of you may or may not know, but this has been a very difficult month for me in my personal life, and so it was a great diversion for me to have the DNC to look forward to.

I guess all I have to say is that I was afforded an amazing opportunity, and I tried to make the best out of it. I can't thank Newsvine and, especially, Viki, Killfile, and Calvin for letting me tag along.

I will keep writing about the DNC once my eyelids aren't held up by toothpicks and I want to thank all of you so much for reading my rants...

  • 11 votes
Reply#19 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:19 PM EDT

Congratulations, Miss Dev!

  • 11 votes
Reply#20 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:21 PM EDT

Congrats, Miss Dev....you did a good job.

  • 10 votes
Reply#21 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:41 PM EDT

Awesome. Congrats Miss Dev!

  • 8 votes
Reply#22 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 4:58 PM EDT

Congratulations, Miss Dev. You did a great job, and this honor is well deserved!

  • 10 votes
Reply#23 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:14 PM EDT

Congratulations and well done. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your DNC reports. You have style, ma'am:)

  • 9 votes
Reply#24 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:37 PM EDT

Score one for The Mom!
I out-vined and out-computed Miss Dev for once in my life!
Soooo, it's Friday, the DNC is over, they've all left town- It's definitely beer-thirty dear one!

  • 6 votes
Reply#25 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:38 PM EDT

Fantastic - MissDev and very well deserved.

Your reporting has been top-notch and full of fabulous insight, description and perception about this very difficult process.

We've been given the chance to see through your eyes, what we would have missed otherwise.

Fab, Fab, Fab --

BTW - don't forget the beer!!

    Reply#26 - Fri Aug 29, 2008 5:45 PM EDT
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