I promise you, gentle reader, that this blog will not always be about Zack Harold.
But I do appreciate that the Daily mail politics writer is giving me fodder — and another reason to be excited.
— Inside Thunderdome (@DFMThunderdome) July 15, 2013
He’d love to go.
It has cool stuff like lessons in data journalism, tech trends for journalists and a keynote speech by ol’ Mr. Presidential Forecaster Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight.com.
Zack is among 20 journalists from across the country being considered for a scholarship to the convention.
Here’s the catch: only the 5 who get the most votes and support will win an ONA13 pass and hotel room for the conference.
And, West Virginians, YOU can help!
— Zack Harold (@ZackHarold) July 15, 2013
Anyone can vote.
Finalists are encouraged to campaign in their newsrooms and on social media for themselves as loudly or as quietly as they see fit. The five to garner the most support will be our five winners.
Lest you need a reminder, West Virginians came through for the pepperoni roll in a national contest just a few months ago.
Let’s do the same for Zack — West Virginian, good guy and deserving journalist.
The polls will close Friday, July 19, at 8 p.m. (ET).