A deserving Weblog Awards Finalist

I’m delighted and extremely proud that Nashville Is Talking has been named a finalist in the 2005 Weblog Awards competition. The blog is competing with 14 others — many of them big timers — in the category “Best Media/Journalism Blog.” I think this is a tough category for a blog like NiT to win, but it’s extremely significant to even make the list.

If you’re interested, you can vote here and help send an important message to the world of media and journalism — that a site written and maintained by a local citizens media community is worthy of International recognition in the field of media.

Nashville Is Talking is hosted and operated by my client, WKRN-TV, as an aggregator of the many voices that make up the Nashville blogosphere. I’m especially proud of Brittney Gilbert, the writer of the blog, and the many members of the blogosphere who fill-in for Brittney on weekends. This is truly a product of the local community.

I’m also very proud of Mike Sechrist, General Manager of WKRN-TV for having the courage to leave it alone and let it bubble up from the bottom. This is the real secret to its success, and the payback for the station is significant as a result.

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