It’s that time of year again – when, in a strange departure from traditional news values, websites are imbued with a kind of happy ho-ho-ho-ness and the real stories are often buried underneath stories such as “How to appropriately regift”.
The lists, the bests and worsts of the year, have started to sprout like rare end-of-year funghi. If you can’t beat ‘em, I say…..
Best News Story
Christchurch Earthquake 1, 2, 3, 4 …
In a country where annually news is thin on the ground, both channels share the honour of Best TV News cover of the quakes, even if 3 News had the by far the most extensive video on February’s killer quake (if only because ONE News’ building was virtually destroyed and its equipment largely lost or inaccessible in the wreckage).