We’ve always been a country that’s been news starved. Unless your newsroom had a bottomless budget, there are only about six decent stories a year to fight over, with too many journalists to cover them.
Tuesday’s earthquake turned that on its head. Journalists around the country were faced with covering the biggest disaster affecting the most New Zealanders since World War II.
How individuals fared forged reputations – and destroyed others – but it also gives us a clear roadmap of how punters used the media.