Top Ten: A Year in Media as Told by LWR

by Matthew L. Schafer

Major developments made the last six months of 2010 an exciting time to follow the ever-changing media landscape. From the passage of net neutrality to the Wikileaks’ saga to a call for defunding public media, 2010 kept everyone in the industry on the edge of their seats.

Since the first story published on June 22 at LWR, LWR has watched as media experts, politicians, and academics made this year especially interesting to follow.  I hope that next year will be equally exciting, but perhaps more constructive.  While many are fresh off what was seen as the passage of “fake net neutrality,” I think the future of media is brighter than ever.  This year, many have experimented and collaborated, and, finally, new ideas to confront changing technological and economical climates are beginning to benefit us all.

So, without further adieu, here are my favorite stories of 2010.  Enjoy, and please let me know what you liked, disliked, or thought could be better.

Five Sentences from Google/Verizon that Could Change the Net Forever (8/9/2010)
Privacy, Privacy, Where for Art Thou Privacy? (8/2/2010)


Witnesses Tell House Judiciary Committee: “Don’t Overreact to Wikileaks (12/17/2010)
Comcast Faces Endemic Customer Service Problems on the Eve of Merger Reviews (7/7/2010)

Stephen Colbert Breaks Character in Congressional Testimony to Advocate for Migrant Workers (9/24/2010)

Public Media Is More Important than Political Platitudes (10/22/2010)

Is Objective Journalism Dead and Does It Matter? (7/11/2010)

Subpoenas Against Media Recently Top 3,000, It’s Time to Pass the Shield Bill SPJ Says (7/21/2010)

Powerless Against Police: Recording Your Interaction with Police is a No No (7/5/2010)

Wikileaks Has Changed Journalism, But It Didn’t Do It Alone (12/13/2010)

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About Matthew L. Schafer

Matthew L. Schafer graduated from the University of Illinois in 2009 with a Bachelor of Science in Media Studies. He later attended Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication where he earned a Masters of Mass Communication and Georgetown University Law Center where he earned his J.D.
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