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Glenn Halbrooks

Looking Back at Media in 2012

By December 10, 2012

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Most people will remember 2012 for the big news stories -- the presidential election, the Summer Olympics and Hurricane Sandy are three that may come to mind. But as usual, this was also a big year for the media industry itself.

A photo of singer Whitney Houston, who died in 2012
The tragic death of singer Whitney Houston will be remembered for the way her struggles were portrayed in media during her final years of life.
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Look at the top 10 media stories of 2012. Here you'll find unexpected struggles and surprising triumphs in print, broadcast and online media through the year. Some of these stories will set the stage on what we can expect in media in 2013.

There were some big blunders in media this year. The 10 media errors of 2012 show that even people at the top of the industry can made huge mistakes that threaten their careers. This time last year, we wouldn't have been able to predict these stories.

The 10 media people to watch in 2012 was compiled way back in January. These people know how to generate buzz when needed, and they each put an imprint on their media empire.

Sadly, some people's voices were silenced this year. The media deaths of 2012 features eight well-known faces who shaped TV, radio, online and print media. Their lives may have ended, but their contributions will live with us forever.

Are there items that you would add to these lists as you look back at media during 2012?

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