We're delighted to announce the launch of the first MediaBlog Awards and we want your nominations for the shortlist.
First up what we anticipate to be the most hotly contested catergories:
Media Hero of the Year
It's easy to forget amid the criticism their profession recieves the sterling work done by campaigning journalists in bringing shocking truths to light. Likewise the editors who risk reprisals or legal action to get a story into the public domain. We're looking for those people who have gone above and beyond in the name of a good story that needed to be told.
Media Villain of the Year
You would have to have been living in a cave this year not to have noticed some stories that have sparked outrage for everything from poorly disguised prejudice to dangerously misleading claims. Similarly there are those who have attempted to stand in the way of a story or defend the indefensible. We want your nominations for the person or people who have done the most to debase the media, or lower the conversation with a poisonous agenda. Alternatively you may want to nominate an individual or organisation who has threatened the success or stability of the media.
Post a comment below and let us know who you think should be shortlisted for these two awards... and why. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to make your nominations.
We will then compile a shortlist for readers to vote on.