Best old media: Daily Telegraph is a bit of a given, for their expenses coverage. But beyond that Private Eye has been on blistering form of late. And Press Gazette, for rising Phoenix like from the ashes yet again!
Best new media: The Guardian's live Ashes cricket blog, which I had on in the background at work and was then glued to on my mobile on the way home.
Best story: MPs' expenses (obviously!) and The Guardian's coverage of the killing of newspaper vendor Ian Tomlinson, made possible by a 'citizen journalist' with a video camera on a mobile phone.
Best journalist: Will Lewis at the Telegraph. For having the guts to go with it on the Telegraph expenses story (when The Sun and Times apparently bottled it) and for betting the farm on it when he did.
Predictions for 2010: The tectonic plates are shifting: A window-cleaner wouldn't wash your windows for nothing but carry advertising on his van, the winners of X Factor wouldn't dream of giving their 'music' away for nothing while sticking advertising on the album sleeve. So why the devil are journalists giving everything away for free! There will still be a big place for advertising supported free content, but for meatier in-depth journalism - people are going to have to start paying. So come to think of it Jon, I think you owe me a pint!
(Isn't comment free? - Jon S)
Best Media of 2009: Ian Reeves; Laura Oliver; Judith Townend;Patrick Smith; Grey Cardigan; Jean Morgan; Neil Fowler; Chris Wheal; Adrian Monck; Paul Linford; Jo Wadsworth; Steve Dyson; Steve Busfield; Sam Shepherd.
Many thanks to everyone who answered my Christmas Questionnaire - Jon S.