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The Coast Halifax was nominated for a Shorty Award!

The Coast: Halifax's weekly newspaper, featuring news and arts reporting. Our reporter Tim Bousquet's live-blogging of Halifax city council meetings via Twitter-- which is at the same time irreverent, witty and informative-- has brought unprecedented interest and citizen engagement to municipal affairs. The Twitter live-blogging is "the best thing on Twitter" (@kempthead), " ground breaking" (@wlach), "transcends the mind-numbing pettiness of local government" (@Chris Jones), and "makes me want to be informed about municipal politics" (@Rob MacArthur). Other reporters post links and commentary on the local arts scene, and we use Twitter for prize give-aways as well. twitcoast has become a forum for discussion of local issues on many fronts.

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The Coast Halifax (TwitCoast on Twitter) was nominated for a Shorty Award(You can still submit a vote for fun, but the actual contest is over)

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Casey Dorrell
Casey Dorrell I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... they make Tuesdays awesome. That and media law class. :0~
JJ Ina Steeves
JJ Ina Steeves I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they promote transparency in politics and call the bullcrap.
Fire Cat
Fire Cat I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they deserve it.
Chris Jess
Chris Jess I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...Halifax is the bomb!
Lori Errington
Lori Errington I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...they make Tuesdays way more bearable.
Bethany Stout
Bethany Stout I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because somehow Tim makes me interested in local politics.
Melanie M
Melanie M I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... who'da thunk I'd actually look forward to Council Tuesdays
Maria McGowan
Maria McGowan I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news
Katelyn Dorcas
Katelyn Dorcas I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... their City Council Tweets keep me informed and interested!
Jeff Nearing
Jeff Nearing I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because their live city council tweets make me pee just a little...
Ivy_Ho
Ivy_Ho I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...
angmombo
angmombo I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news bcz Bousquet nobly sacrifices hours for our edutainment.
smhay
smhay I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... they are great!
clovelac
clovelac I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...it makes superstars of municipal councillors.
Andrea K
Andrea K I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...no one else could get me to follow another city's council.
wlach
wlach I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... its coverage of council debate is ground breaking.
Dorian Lang
Dorian Lang I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...it keeps me connected to what I really want to know.
Chris Benjamin
Chris Benjamin I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...it's a gift, city council entertaining? genius.
Fred Durette
Fred Durette I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...its now why it just is
Stephanie Johns
Stephanie Johns I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...they get it right.