Alix MortimerDirector of the Prize, Jean Seaton, says...
The People’s Republic of Mortimer
Guardian Politics Blog
Three Thousand Versts of Loneliness
Blog from the backroom
Iain Dale’s Diary
BBC News -Mark Easton’s UK
The Bleeding Heart Show
Times Online Oliver Kamm
BBC Newsnight - Idle Scrawl
Tom Harris MP
And another thing...
In the year we ran Orwell’s diary as a blog, the entries that were selected had to do something distinctive - react immediately to events, take risks, speak to their readers and capture what it means to be at the centre of a story or situation as it evolves. But the best of them do what reporting does - tell us something we need to know, but often with a highly personal voice.
I think about 85 bloggers were considered by the judges. I am delighted to have been included on this long list, although being one of only two right of centre bloggers represented (if you exclude Tom Harris!), I am not exactly confident of my chances of progressing further!