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Romney Election Party Charges Journalists Up To $1050, News Organizations $6,500 Tonight; Obama Doesn't

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Journalists, including student reporters, covering Mitt Romney's election night party will have to pay for the privilege. During national conventions, campaigns typically charge news organizations for use of electricity and Internet access, but instituting what is essentially a cover charge just for journalists to be admitted into the parties is a new move, reports Robert Rizzuto for MassLive.com. Romney will hold his election night party at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. ... MassLive reported that access to Romney's party will cost anywhere from '$75 for a chair in the ballroom to $1,020 for permission to use the media filing center.' Broadcast news organizations, Rizzuto writes, are paying up to $6,500 for workspace. Rizzuto writes that although President Barack Obama's campaign is 'charging for premiums, credentialed reporters are granted access...

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