One of my favorite European websites/online news services – eurotopics – is nominated for a Grimme Online Award - the most prestigious online award in Germany! You can vote here for eurotopics (just click on “Stimme abgeben”) until 21.6.2009. The award is rather symbolic but the ceremony always generates quite some media attention – and to have media attention for a unique online service with a European approach is worthwhile. The list of the previous winners of the Grimme Online Award can be found here.
So what is eurotopics? (for those of you that have not come across the service…) - eurotopics is a multi lingual daily press review of translated newspaper clippings from around Europe with ambitious aims:
The daily press review allows Europe-wide access to debates and opinions, which media have so far carried out at a national level. In this way, euro|topics promotes transeuropean discussions and the development of new networks for media, cultural and political exchanges.
I have been a regular reader for several years and eurotopics has been an incredibly useful took to stay on top of European debates and discover new interesting topics. Indeed it is one of the few email newsletters I actually read on a daily basis!
PS: As you have 3 votes for the Grimme Online Awards check out the online radio byte.fm (vote here) It is a nice alternative radio station far away from any format radio approach with lots ot thematic shows and great music. In a way, byte.fm is radio how it should be!
… And I did not get paid to write this post nor did anyone ask me for a favour…