So before we open nominations on the new category, let’s review what we have for local newspapers:
– An Druma Mor, not exactly local, but an Irish Language portal which has a heavy emphasis on politics and current affairs… Not absolutely sure it fits the category, but perhaps it should be… (what do you think??)
– The Dungannon News and Tyrone Courier from, er, Dungannon…
– The Andersonstown News, covering new in the west of Belfast for nearly forty years..
– East Belfast Herald a newbie which is making an effort at covering all areas of political and community interest since its launch in January
Good nominations, but as yet its a pretty small field… I make that one country and three Belfast titles. We know there are good titles out there bringing home the political bacon for their readers… BUT the judges cannot consider them until they are put in the ring by YOU… Add them here or, preferably, to the original thread here
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