Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Nominated for New Statesman New Media Awards

Wowsers. Big thanks to Richard for nominating me in the Advocacy Section of the New Statesman New Media Awards 2006 . ( I didn't pay him, I only found out when I checked the site traffic stats. Still, I must meet him and buy him a huge drink. He has a book out soon as well, which I am dying to read) Great to see Backing Blair there too.

The Advocacy Award , I discover, is for ''the individual or organisation that has most effectively influenced opinions and behaviour through the use of new media. Pressure groups, lobbying firms, charities. corporate public affairs departments and campaigning organisations are all eligible.'' Clearly, I am none of these things; I am just a semi-anonymous person who bangs on and on a lot about things I feel compelled to bang on about, like civil liberties, dialogue and compassion between people, and the non-advisability of attempts to defeat violence and terror by, erm, bombing the crap out of people.

You too can nominate things! Who floats your new media boat? Who do you want to buy you a drink? Go here - might want to check the categories first.

Good luck everyone!

Update: Well done Iain and Guido . Boo hiss to the tiresome conspiranoids at the ''July 7th Truth campaign'' who have managed to nominate themselves despite their survivor-pestering ways and their madcap insinuations that the Government/M15/Zionists/lizards blew up the trains by means of bombs placed 'neath carriages by pixies: the shock explosion of four extremist young men at the same time being entirely unrelated. Lovely, and no, you don't get a link. But you should get out more.


Blogger Dave Hodgkinson said...

Do we get to vote as well?

May 30, 2006 4:52 pm  
Blogger Rachel said...

It appears not, we can nominate, but only the swanky judges do the judging.

May 30, 2006 5:16 pm  
Blogger Clare said...

Hey congrats on the nomination Rachel :). Shame we can't vote though.

May 30, 2006 7:02 pm  

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