Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Blogger journalism award

When I saw that Joshua Micah Marshall had won a George Polk Award for his political writing on his Talking Points Memo blog, I thought it was a notable step for blogging. Will Bunch, at Attytood, thinks so too: A landmark day for bloggers -- and the future of journalism.
Here's how and why Marshall and Talking Points Memo won a Polk Award today:

"His site,, led the news media coverage of the politically motivated dismissals of United States attorneys across the country. Noting a similarity between firings in Arkansas and California, Marshall (with staff reporter-bloggers Paul Kiel and Justin Rood) connected the dots and found a pattern of federal prosecutors being forced from office for failing to do the Bush Administration's bidding."

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