Remember those five dreamy days last August when the 2008 Democratic National Convention made every Denver moment seem like magic? It's all such a daze. My, how things have changed....2008 DNC Dream Daze: With 15,000 members of the media in town, journalists could be seen standing every ten feet along the 16th Street Mall, recording every sight and sound for posterity and/or ridicule. One Year Later: Due to layoffs, buyouts and closures, nearly 26,000 journalism jobs have been lost since August of 2008. Now, journalists are more likely found standing in lines at job fairs.