Views of the News: Dissing Iowa, "Lie of the Year," Whose Top Stories?

Jan 4, 2012

Iowa: Too white, too evangelical, too rural?

Stephen G. Bloom, The Atlantic: "Observations From 20 Years of Iowa Life"

Stephen Berry, Meenakshi Gigi Durham, Frank Durham and Judy Polumbaum, Cedar Falls Patch: "Guest Opinion: Bloom Controversial Piece on Iowa Gets "F" From University Colleagues"

Gail Collins, The New York Times: "Feel Free to Ignore Iowa"

David Folkenflik, NPR: "Iowa Race Fit Many Convenient Story Lines For Media"

Jack Gillum, Associated Press: "Super PACs Ready to Unleash Beyond Iowa Caucus 2012"

Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Tight Race Catches TV Anchors by Surprise"

Cory Bergman, Lost Remote: "TV news showcases social media for Iowa Caucus"

"Lie of the Year"

Bill Adair, "Fact-checking in the Echo Chamber Nation"

Ezra Klein, The Washington Post: "The problem for the fact checkers"

Mark Hemingway, The Weekly Standard: "Lies, Damned Lies, and 'Fact Checking'"

2011 Top Stories = What in 2012?

Pew Research Center for the People & the Press: "2011: A Year of Big Stories Both Foreign and Domestic"

Associated Press: "Top 10 news stories of 2011"

Associated Press: "Joplin tornado tops 2011 Missouri stories"

Columbia Daily Tribune: "The Tribune's staff takes a look at what made news in 2011"

BJ Worley and Kelly Moffitt, Columbia Missourian: "Cicadas lead list of Columbia's top stories in 2011"

Linda Holmes, NPR: "The 20 Unhappiest People You Meet In the Comments Sections of Year-End Lists"