One Step Ahead Awards

The One Step Ahead section on Wonkosphere lists blogs whose posts the previous day represent the collective buzz on all blogs on a given day. Somehow these blogs are "ahead of the pack," anticipating or maybe driving talk in the Wonkosphere.

To recognize those blogs who appear frequently on the list and give our users a long-term view of who is a step ahead, we have created the Wonkosphere One Step Ahead Award. At the end of eac month, we compile the One Step Ahead results across all the lists for all the days in that month, computing a sum-of-ranks score ((position 1 gets a 10, position 2 gets a 9, and so on). We then select the top five blogs in the liberal, conservative, and independent spheres as our awardees.

Awardees are entitled to brag about their prescience and to display the official award badge shown here on their blog site. On this page we'll keep a record of past month's awardees.


LIBERAL CONSERVATIVE INDEPENDENT
Month Blog Score Days Blog Score Days Blog Score Days
September 2007 bloghillary 116 14 The Thunder Run 167 20 First Read 216 25
The Democrats Blog 110 17 SWJ Blog 104 13 CNN Political Ticker 197 28
Think Progress 98 12 Gay Patriot 75 11 The Caucus 154 26
Open Left 71 14 Ankle Biting Pundits 73 11 You Decide 2008 122 21
The Washington Note 58 7 Hot Air 53 12 USA Today On Politics 119 21
 
August 2007 TPM Cafe 180 24 The Thunder Run 188 22 CNN Political Ticker 254 31
The Democrats Blog 96 16 Ankle Biting Pundits 114 17 First Read 251 26
bloghillary 94 12 SWJ Blog 100 14 The Caucus 191 31
Crooks and Liars 88 19 Hot Air 82 19 Marc Ambinder 154 26
Think Progress 71 8 mudvillegazette 61 11 USA Today On Politics 130 23