If you logged off during the final weeks of December, here's a quick guide to the media news you missed.

There was the "year in news"; year-end reflections; year-end lists; much debate over the lie of the year; and plenty of predictions.

And in case 2012 really is the end-time foreseen by the doomsdayers, the Salem, Ore., Statesman Journal has prepared a story budget for journalists who will be covering the apocalypse.