Its our view that the real nexus of political debate is moving inexorably online. In the US and the UK, the line between whats become known as the commentariat and the bloggertariat is rapidly blurring. We hope our political blogger of the year Award will play a role in identifying (and encouraging) the next generation of big political commentators.Anyone who blogs consistently on Northern Irish politics is eligible: ie they do not have to be based in or be writing exclusively about Northern Ireland. But we are looking for seriousness and purpose. And for blogs that bring consistent quality and impact on the public debate.
In making your nominations, please try to include:
1. The name and the url of the blog.
2. A link to a sample post along with a short extract demonstrating its best qualities.
3. A short pitch on why you believe it is the best political blog of the year.
Be as expansive as you wish, so we can make the best pitch possible to both the reader and judges panels who may not be as familiar as you with your favoured site.
Please note, Slugger is excluded from this category.
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