Finalist for a Mirror Award, and more (real) news to come

It’s really obnoxious when somebody slacks off with their blog, only to reappear with a post that’s about how they’re a finalist for an award.

Totally rude, totally annoying, totally what I’m doing right now.

But wait!

I have some big news that I’ll be sharing here later this week. News that’s only a little bit about me. It’s really about online news and journalism in Canada — and something new that’s coming along very soon.

I know, the only thing more annoying than someone blogging about some silly award is them doing that and then teasing you with something that they’ll blog about a few days later.

But apart from that, I’m pretty pleased to share that my column for Columbia Journalism Review is a finalist for a Mirror Award for “Best Commentary—Digital Media.” Here are the four columns that were submitted:

My fellow finalists are Matthew Pressman (Vanity Fair) and Eric Alterman (Center for American Progress). Here’s their excellent work:

The awards will be handed out in New York on June 10 at a luncheon hosted by Katie Couric. At The Plaza Hotel. Seriously. Now can you forgive me for posting about this?

One Response to “Finalist for a Mirror Award, and more (real) news to come”

  1. David Cardenas
    June 11, 2010 at 8:52 pm #

    Journalism can never be silent: that is its greatest virtue and its greatest fault. It must speak, and speak immediately, while the echoes of wonder, the claims of triumph and the signs of horror are still in the air.