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, PolitiFact.com: "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 Missourian.com's top stories in 2011"
Linda Holmes, NPR: "The 20 Unhappiest People You Meet In the Comments Sections of Year-End Lists"