New Statesman New Media Awards 2006

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Friday, May 26th, 2006
12:02 pm and is filed
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I’m really not sure how I’m going to approach the 2006 New Statesman New Media Awards.

I remain convinced that their decision non-decision last year (1, 2) was a deliberate snub (especially because they made a point of pressing Boris to attend when they knew they were not going to present an award in his category).

The matter remains largely unresolved as the editor John Kampfner and I abandoned our rather intense discussion on the matter when this happened.

But part of me knows that an ‘Advocacy’ award for Backing Blair will grease the wheels.

And, after the distinct anti-Tory vibe I got from at least one of their judges last year, another part of me wonders how they would react to the Anne Milton weblog being nominated under the ‘Advocacy’ category.

Still, I guess I’ll never know unless you take the time to nominate either, or both… or perhaps even Boris Johnson, who has been nominated again this year.

Cheers all.

(Head down. Arse up. Back to election return data.)

UPDATE – Personal/political issues aside, I also think that Guido warrants a nod for ‘Information’ (the individual or organisation that best uses new media technology to provide an alternative, informative voice enhancing democratic debate)… so I’ve backed that up with this nomination.

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