Press Salon18 Nov 2004
I usually ignore award contests for weblogs, because 1) I believe that weblogs are an expressive medium solely motivated by personal satisfaction, and 2) I wouldn't win anyway. But I make exceptions for award contests that invite me to dinner.
Next Monday I'll be in Cologne attending a "press salon" held by The Deutsche Welle International Weblog Awards featuring a discussion on "Weblogs and Freedom of the Press" by Mu Zimei (China), Jörg Kantel (Germany) and Anton Nossik (Russia), and moderated by Konstantin Klein (Very Large Orange, and ex-German-expat). The salon will be "blogged live", which is where I come in. I imagine they will dress me in pajamas and put me on display for the journalists in a golden cage hung from the ceiling.