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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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Chris Lowe
Chris Lowe I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because their news is relevant
Colette Everett
Colette Everett I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...their coverage of city council is highly entertaining!
Jeff M
Jeff M RT @katietower: I nom @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news b/c they live-tweet something other than prime time TV.
Baha Baydar
Baha Baydar I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... They make news about city council fun and entertaining.
Jeff Pineau
Jeff Pineau RT @windomearle: I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they keep doin' it
Katie Tower
Katie Tower I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... they live-tweet something other than prime time TV.
Kathleen Hunter
Kathleen Hunter I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because their city council coverage is informed AND entertaining.
Heather A
Heather A I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because I actually get really invested in Hfx council discussions
John Bennett
John Bennett I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because of their delightful coverage of Halifax city council
Craig Gorveatt
Craig Gorveatt I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because it's wicked awesome
Trevor Howlett
Trevor Howlett I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they cover city council better than anyone
Allison Macdonald
Allison Macdonald I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because Tim keeps asking me to. wait, can I say that?
Holly Gordon
Holly Gordon I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because no one else fills my Twitter feed on Tuesdays like it does.
Matthieu Aikins
Matthieu Aikins I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because of their contribution to local democracy in Halifax
michael pfammatter
michael pfammatter I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because of council live blogging.
Waye Mason
Waye Mason I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because their live tweets from city hall changed this towns politics
Em DeLarme
Em DeLarme I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because... They make council meetings amusing.
Jeff Overmars
Jeff Overmars I nominate @Twitcoast for a Shorty Award in #news because their live HRM council coverage is informative AND amusing
Dan Roscoe
Dan Roscoe I nominate @TwitCoast for a Shorty Award in #news because they make municipal politics fun! #halifax
GWPDA
GWPDA I nominate @twitcoast for a Shorty Award in #news because...they're ELEGANT!