You are currently browsing the tag archive for orwell prize

October 30, 2009

Second Orwell blogging award to be judged by “Night Jack”

Filed as News with no comments

The second annual Orwell Prize for political writing to include a blogging category will include on its judging panel the surprise winner of last year’s prize, Night Jack, aka Detective Constable Richard Horton.

You may remember that the anonymous police blogger was outed by The Times newspaper and subsequently got into trouble with his superior officers.

Both he and former Labour MP Oona King will judge the political blog shortlist. read more

Tags: , , , ,

February 27, 2009

Political blogging to be recognised by Orwell Prize

Filed as News with no comments

Britain’s prestigious political writing award, the Orwell Prize, will include blogs for the first time.

There are 83 eligible entries.

The BBC has some interesting interviews about blogging, its role in politics, and what Orwell may himself have made of it all. read more

Tags: , , , , ,