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Dec 20, 2012

2012 Crikeys: the best and worst journalism this year

From the sublime to the ridiculous, Crikey hands out awards for the best and worst journalism in a year which brought us various media reviews, the usual fare from The Australian ... and a very high-profile prank call.

Andrew Dodd

Media lecturer and journalist

It was a year of media inquiries, interspersed with bouts of media sackings. When we weren’t making people redundant or planning new ways of regulating the press, we were busy being appalled by the latest case of media depravity.

In 2012 we saw the press shrivel and we finally realised it will no doubt wither. Online media continued to assert itself and social media returned us to the days of mob rule. Establishment media often had no defence against waves of progressive media consumers. Apps collapsed, start-ups folded and paywalls rose and fell.

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7 thoughts on “2012 Crikeys: the best and worst journalism this year

  1. Modus Ponens

    Today’s press council ruling on the Australian is a goodie. That mob is as mad as the subjects interviewed for the story:

  2. klewso

    You can’t give it to The Australian ……. because it’s for “newspapers”?

  3. Chris Graham

    Love you work Andrew 🙂

  4. tom cook

    It’s a said sign of how the Fin has fallen that a paid ad by the Chinese Government is offered as editorial as a promo on page one and on its web site.

  5. tonyfunnywalker

    I am getting pissed off by the News Ltd bagging the ABC. The ABC is already a of shoot of Sky News with the same morons talking to each other with Henderson and Ackerman thrown in. Now they are bagging a discussion on Conservative women In Kitchen Cabinet. This is an orchestration of opinion to ruffle Mark Scott in an election year and because News Ltd is loosing audience to the ABC. This is a standard News Ltd tactic they deployed against the Guardian for example when it started to blow the whistle on the Phone Tapping affair. These letters to the editor are contrived. I also want to know if the Insiders pays an appearance fee with my (taxpayer ) money.

  6. tonyfunnywalker

    Klweso, a newspaper – its only good for garden compost.

  7. Media Savvy

    Some important media missing here!
    What about Best…
    News magazine in print
    Best news website
    Best radio programme?
    Best news blogger?

    Any nominations any-one?

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