Orwell Prize: Journalists longlisted for awards

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Three of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday's journalists have been longlisted for an Orwell Prize.

Steve Richards, The Independent's chief political commentator, and David Usborne, the newspaper's US editor, have been nominated for the Journalism Prize, while John Rentoul, chief political commentator for The Independent on Sunday, has been nominated for the Blog Prize. The Orwell Prize rewards excellence in political writing. The shortlists will be announced on 25 April and the winners on 23 May.