I wrote THIS in September when I heard the shortlist...
Having won the award last year I have to say I am extremely disappointed thatI think Nick Robinson is one of the finest political journalists there is. But the best blogger in Britain he is not. Paul Waugh really does have a strong claim to that title for reasons Will Straw has eloquently outlined HERE.
not a single independent blogger is shortlisted this year. More evidence that
the mainstream media is eating up the blogosphere?
I hope the organisers of this award will pick a jury next year who actually know something about blogging and would urge them also to differentiate between independent bloggers and those who blog as part of their mainstream media job. They are very different beasts.