Now and again, Crikey likes to recognise those whose contribution to journalism is so egregious that they really make us reconsider the value of our own profession. And there is no one more deserving of a Wankley Award this week than Shane Dowling, the "enthusiastic" blogger jailed yesterday for contempt of court.

Dowling, who publishes the blog Kangaroo Court of Australia, was sentenced to four months in jail in the NSW Supreme Court for repeatedly breaching a suppression order issued during the height of the court battle between Seven boss Tim Worner and his former lover Amber Harrison. The names of two women named in court documents have been suppressed, and Dowling was charged with contempt after he published their names and then refused to take them down when the court ordered him to.