The media’s best of 2012

As 2012 comes to a close, journalists are looking back at the biggest stories and events of the year. We’ll be collecting them here, using Rebel Mouse.

As I write in a separate story about Rebel Mouse, the platform can:

  • bring multiple social networks together in one space.
  • make all that work you put into social networking accessible to people who don’t use those networks.
  • be as automated as you want or as manually curated.

Our list below is manually curated.

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The 5 things to watch for in lists of 5 things to watch for

There have been more than five lists published today of the five things to watch for in tonight’s vice presidential debate. Here is the first list of the five things to watch for in the lists of five things to watch for.

1. There will be five things.

2. They will be obvious.

3. You will not feel smarter after reading the list.

4. Someone will round up the five best lists of the five things to watch for.

5. It’s the list of 10 that’s really important.

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MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry tops the ‘Root 100′ list

The Root
If there were any reporters on Forbes’ list of the richest Americans, they evaded my notice (owners of news organizations did great, though). Content-creators are well-represented on The Root’s annual list of 100 prominent black people between the ages of 25 and 45. By my calculations, 14 percent of the people on The Root’s list are media types:

  • MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry (No. 1)
  • New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow (No. 16)
  • American Prospect writer Jamelle Bouie (No. 26)
  • MSNBC host Tamron Hall (No. 33)
  • NPR host Audie Cornish (No. 40)
  • Atlantic blogger Ta-Nehisi Coates (No. 44)
  • OWN host Wes Moore (No. 45)
  • Mother Jones reporter Adam Serwer (No.
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