Slugger O’Toole Awards 2009

Sponsor Paul Smyth and compere Tim McGarry at the 2008 Slugger Awards.
Sponsor Paul Smyth and compere Tim McGarry at the 2008 Slugger Awards.

The planning for the 2009 Slugger O’Toole Awards has begun in earnest.  The 2008 awards were a terrific success, underlining Slugger‘s status as a blog that is positively engaged with the political process.

Where recent press headlines have focussed upon the anti-political nature of some of the more nihilistic high-volume political blogs – and the scurillous nature of much of their content, these awards were about highlighting the good things in Northern Ireland’s fledgeling political process.

I managed to persuade the Guardian’s cartoonist Martin Rowson to attend this year, and he provided the event with a great write-up here

I could go on, but I won’t. Instead, I’ll direct you to the downloadable impact report (PDF) where you can get a better flavour of the whole thing.

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