And the Orwell Prize shortlist is…

Well, Long listed for the Orwell is as far as we got, but if you haven’t already read them here’s the shortlist with two of my own favourites for the blog prize, Rangers Tax Case (who’s exceptional work is now coming to fruition) and the intimiable Alex Massie, a Tory blogger that most Scots Nats respect if don’t ever quite agree with… Alex as a Trinity old boy is about the nearest Ireland has to a rep in the final shortlist for any of the three prizes…

Special congratulations to my former Telegraph colleague, Toby Harnden for making the book prize shortlist with Dead Men Risen… The others are…

And the journos:

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