3000 Versts makes Orwell Prize Shortlist!!

Now this is something that really ought to give the judges at the Irish Blog Awards (who failed to pick him up in their shortlists) a second thought… Chekov is (almost) speechless… but he’s made the shortlist for the blog category for the Orwell Prize… This is a serious business with a named and highly serious judging panel… I’m happy to say Chekov made our last three and was only beaten by Nevin because of the particularly strong work NALIL did on one of the biggest stories of the year… Richly deserved… Go to Sir!!!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty