Judith Townend, senior reporter, Journalism.co.uk, picks her Best Media of 2009.
Best old media: La Repubblica's Ten Questions for Berlusconi and its global petition signed by many European newspaper editors.
Best new media: The online gallery for Jane Bown's lifetime of work at the Observer. Simple, but absolutely stunning For something small and independent, The Ventnor Blog's coverage of the Vestas sit-in in the Isle of Wight showcased how new local sites can competently compete with established brands: national and local.
Story of the year: Everyone has said expenses, but perhaps Obama and the Fly? Or Brown and the misreported biscuit question? Impossible to choose one, but Wikleaks' ongoing reportage of the extra-judicial killings / disappearances in Kenya sticks in my mind; some mainstream British media also picked it up but Wikileaks' Cry of Blood Report from the year before provides the context.
Journalist of the Year: Paul Lewis' work in the Guardian has been pretty impressive.
Prediction for 2009: I'll be conservative: More mobile and more mainstream paywalling. It would be great to see some further political progress with the Libel Reform campaign too.
Best ofs, so far: Patrick Smith; Grey Cardigan; Jean Morgan; Neil Fowler; Chris Wheal; Adrian Monck; Paul Linford; Jo Wadsworth; Steve Dyson; Steve Busfield; Sam Shepherd.
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