No Crap App: 2012 Top 10

The first No Crap App weekly summary was published on 4 November 2011, and over the past 12 months has attracted a modest but loyal number of readers.

To note the passing of a year, I thought it would be interesting to identify the writers whose pieces have appeared most frequently in the weekly summaries. It’s best to keep in mind that the pieces were selected on my personal assessment of quality journalism/writing. So this is by no means an objective quantitative analysis!

Do the names in this list surprise you? Who else do you think should have made the 2012 Top Ten?

1. George Megalogenis, The Australian (38 articles)

2. Laura Tingle, Financial Review (35 articles)

3. Laurie Oakes, Daily Telegraph/The Punch (29 articles)

4. GrogsGamut/Greg Jericho, political blogger/The Drum (26 articles)

5. Paul Kelly, The Australian (24 articles)

5. Peter Brent, The Australian (24 articles)

7. Geoff Kitney, Financial Review (23 articles)

8. Shaun Carney, The Age (18 articles)

9. Michelle Grattan, The Age (17 articles)

9. Jonathan Green, ABC (17 articles)


  1. Lenore Taylor? Always worth reading and the best explainer of carbon pricing and related issues.

  2. Bit surprised that Tony Wright (National Times) didn’t make it. In my opinion he’s one of the fairest and the best. Good compilation though!

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