Just been informed that bloggers are eligible for the prestigious Webber Wentzel Legal Journalist of the Year award.

They’re opening entries to bloggers “in recognition of just how important the blogspace has become in shaping opinion and providing analysis on matters legal…”

Off the top of my head I can think of one candidate in particular, Gill Moodie of Grubstreet, for her coverage of the Mpshe-Zuma judgement. Moodie tenaciously tracked down the Hong Kong judge in question (Justice Conrad Seagroatt) for an exclusive interview, bringing another angle to the unfolding events.

The categories and prizes are:

1) Print and online, including blogs: R50 000
2) Broadcast:TV and Radio: R50 000

(Entries close: 5pm, 9 September 2009)

More info and entry forms here.

One Response to “Bloggers now eligible for major journalism award”
  1. Good idea, Matthew. I’ll get on it. You get a bottle of bubbly if I win anything.

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