Slugger Longlisted for this year’s Orwell Prize…

Nice to get some recognition every now and then… The long lists for this year’s Orwell Prize (organised by the Media Standard’s trust have just been announced in London)… Slugger’s just one of 18 blogs chosen out of an entry field of 226…

So thanks to all our contributors for your hard work and dedication to cause to helping get past the spin, from wherever it comes…

Shortlists will be announced at the annual Orwell Prize shortlist debate, which will take place on 24th April at 6.30 in The Boardroom of Westminster University, Regent Street, London W1B 2UW. Should we be lucky enough to make it, the Orwell Prize 2012 awards ceremony is at Church House, Westminster on the evening of 23rd May 2012.

PS, you can find out who else made it when their website recovers from the heavy traffic

Update: Actually Jon Slattery has the long list… And the full entry field is here

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