Local Webby finalists

The Webby Awards are annual plaudits bestowed on corporate and institutional websites and a relative few blogs, with 8,000 entries in nearly 70 categories. Five finalists in each category were posted Tuesday and include LA Observed contributor Jacob Soboroff's site Why Tuesday? among the five best political blogs. The Huffington Post is also a finalist in the category. Other local finalists of note:

Add Soboroff: Jacob, who produced and stars in most of the videos on the LA Observed YouTube page, posted at Native Intelligence Monday on seeing karma turn against some L.A. parking cops.

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