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A collection of the most fun media stories we read (and wrote) in 2012

There are less than 12 hours left in 2012 (and less than 48 left in the media snooze-fest that is the week between Christmas and New Year), so we thought we'd end the year with a selection of some of the deep media stories we had the most fun reading this year (and a couple we had a lot of fun writing, at the end).

Dec. 31, 2012

 
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Watch as the ‘Post’ attempts to clean up its Hillary Clinton mess

Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?

Dec. 31, 2012

 
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Who knew Tom Cruise would dance with a person from Queens?!

Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?

Dec. 27, 2012

 
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More promotions at ‘WSJ’; ‘consolidation’ of Journal/Dow Jones news desks put off til the new year

In a staff memo, Baker named Deputy Managing Editor Alex Martin to the vacated Page One post, citing "his unstinting passion for the enterprise story" among other things.

Dec. 21, 2012

 
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‘Out with a bang’? Really?

Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?

Dec. 20, 2012

 
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Bloody Capitol and Pozner eulogy: Two attempts to make a bold statement about Newtown

Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?

Dec. 18, 2012

 
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Obama, memorably, with the father of Emilie Parker

Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?

Dec. 17, 2012

 
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Mort Zuckerman pledges $200 M. to Columbia for brain-research institute

The money will found an institute at Columbia's new Manhattanville campus focused on study of the brain and mind, the University announced this morning.

Dec. 17, 2012

 
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Amid shooting horrors, Anne Hathaway shows how to respond to a flash

Each day, the New York tabloids vie to sell readers at the newsstands on outrageous headlines, dramatic photography, and, occasionally, great reporting. Who is today's winner?

Dec. 12, 2012

 
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The 1975 subway rescue of toddler Michelle De Jesus, as originally documented

Everett Sanderson rescued a young girl from the tracks, risking his life; but fellow straphangers saved his, in turn.

Dec. 11, 2012