A British journalist has been awarded €5000 after coming first in the online category of the European Parliament Prize for Journalism.
James Clive-Matthews won the award for an article on his blog, EUtopia, “What percentage of laws come from the EU?”.
He was praised by the jury for “extraordinary research work”. A spokesman for the jury said: “Mr Clive-Matthews is one of the few bloggers covering the EU seriously and has carried out a statistical and comparative study which can be read with lot of pleasure.”
From the European Parliament website:
The winners of this year’s European Parliament Journalism Prize received their awards at a ceremony in Brussels on 13 October. There were four categories: written press, radio, TV and the Internet. The Internet prize was won by UK blogger James Clive-Matthews – also known as “Nosemonkey” – for his article “EUtopia – What percentage of laws come from the EU?”.
The judges liked the wit and humour in Mr Clive-Matthews’ blog but they also noted the amount of research he put into it, describing him as “one of the few bloggers covering the EU seriously”.
And some interviews recorded after the ceremony: