Apologies for the double post, but Dalts’ report during the 6pm news was absolutely terrific:
For the lazy, some snapshotted highlights - amazingly Peter Overton didn’t lose it with that ending!
Jessica Ridley & Lia Harris did an alright job at covering the event for Seven & Ten respectively, but neither seemed to interact with the kids as much (a few vox pops and that’s about it, judging by the clips I’ve seen online) as Mike Dalton did. His report was the best/most enjoyable of the three IMO.
Of course others may disagree, but this is something of a theme I’ve noticed with the fluff/puff piece reports here in Sydney recently. Ten and Seven (especially after the departure of Damien Smith in very early 2017) aren’t too bad, but seem to have a slightly too serious approach to their coverage presentation compared to the typical Mike Dalton report on Nine.
We definitely should expect serious news to be presented in a way that commands professionalism and authoritativeness but for more light-hearted news like kids Christmas parties, I want to see the reporters lighten up a bit with their reporting and perhaps even trying to out-do each other, as we’ve seen with “Damo v Dalts” & “Damo v Harves” battles during events like the Royal Easter Show in years gone by.
As per usual, I’d be interested to hear what others think!