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Courier Staff Report
Voting for the 2007 Weblog Awards began last night, and The Courier, a finalist in the Best Education Blog category, trails in early polling.
As of 7:30 a.m., The Miss Rumphius Effect blog lead with six votes out of the twenty. The Courier had two votes, trailing Frumteacher and Education Week, which both had three. Teaching ...Multiple Special Needs was tied with the Courier.
Click here to vote for The Courier.
"Obviously, it's very early in the voting," said Courier Staff Advisor Patrick Hannigan. "But its also obvious that the Courier readers' support in this can turn the tide for us. If they'd take a moment and vote for The Courier, they can win this for the kids who work so hard to put together a product the school and the community can be proud of. If we can win this, it would be great for the entire school community."
Hannigan said that, due to technical considerations related to the school district's internet firewall and security systems, votes cast from off-campus computers are more likely to be counted.
Voters can access the Weblog Awards ballot for the Best Education Blog by clicking the link below the Weblog Awards graphic at the top of the right-hand sidebar.
To vote in the other categories, go to 2007.weblogawards.org.
Finalists in other categories include The Huffington Post and Daily Kos, each of which attracts millions of visitors.
Organizers of the event, an annual recognition of outstanding blog-style websites, announced the finalists Wednesday night. The Courier is among ten finalists in the category, which include the websites Education Week and NYC Educator.
According to the event's website, "The Weblog Awards are the world's largest blog competition, with over 525,000 votes cast in the 2006 edition for finalists in 45 categories. Nominations for 49 categories ended October 17, 2007 and voting is scheduled to begin November 1, 2007."