Here at HuffPost Media, we observe the media industry keenly all year long -- and we've noticed some patterns.
Some things crop up time and time again, whether it's an age-old celebrity feud, a certain anchor's admiration for JFK, someone's favorite food or a compulsive habit. It's an unpredictable world, but these are the things we know we can rely on.
Some patterns are so consistent that we have a good feeling that they'll still be around in 2012. Below, see some of our predictions for the new year: