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2012 Stories of the Year

Think Again: Politico's Top 10 Stories of 2012 -- or Maybe Not

Eric Alterman | Posted 03.05.2013 | Media
Eric Alterman

It strikes me as a useful exercise to examine the underlying assumptions determining what makes a story "important" in the mind of a Washington insider. After all, it certainly doesn't appear to be a story's implications for policymaking or even its informed discussion of the issues.

What Was the Most Underreported Story of 2012?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 02.22.2013 | Media
Tom Engelhardt

The real reporting crisis involves the inability of the mainstream to connect the dots, almost any dots, or display any kind of historical memory, or include in its daily reporting the sort of information that would make real sense of the "news."

The Year in Resignations: 2012

Joe Rodota | Posted 02.19.2013 | Media
Joe Rodota

"I showed extremely poor judgement." By far the most consequential resignation of 2012 was that of CIA Director David H. Petraeus. Here are highlights of other resignation letters that hit the news this year.