01/02/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Media Person of the Year 2008: The Contenders

Who was 2008's leading personality in the media world? Who left a lasting imprint on the industry -- for good or ill? Cast your vote in I Want Media's seventh annual online election to name the Media Person of the Year.

Readers of I Want Media have again suggested an eclectic crew of candidates to be considered for recognition as the year's biggest mover and shaker in the mediasphere.

The voting is open until 12 midnight ET this Sunday, Dec. 7, with the winner to be announced the following morning.

While maybe not as prestigious as Time magazine's Person of the Year, I Want Media's Media Person of the Year is "still a big deal," according to Rupert Murdoch (er, actually his New York Post).

Who's your choice? Here are the 10 contenders:

-Tina Fey
-Arianna Huffington
-The Laid Off Journalist
-Mel Karmazin
-Jason Kilar
-Rachel Maddow
-Rupert Murdoch
-Eric Schmidt
-Twitter Trio
-Sam Zell

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