2012 was a big year in the world of digital media, one of IPOs, apps, the “social Olympics,” and one of the most cross-platform elections we’ve seen yet. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be looking at some of the big stories we’ve tracked on MediaShift, and we’ll hear from a few correspondents on what their predictions and recommendations are for 2013.

Series Posts

Top 10 Media Stories of 2012: Social Election; Facebook’s IPO; Drones by Jenny Xie

The 10 Most Disruptive News Apps of 2012 by Leandro Oliva

Infographic: Top Social Sharing Trends in 2012 by AddThis

2013: Content Gets a Ride as King by Dorian Benkoil

Year in Review: Most Viral Student Media of 2012 by Dan Reimold

Innovative Journalism Projects from 2012 That Will Shape 2013 by Ryan Graff

3 Crucial Media Issues We Can’t Ignore in 2013 by Josh Stearns

Major Lessons Learned by News Publishers in 2012 by Emily Harris

Trending in Journalism Education: Online Degrees, Entrepreneurship, Mobile Design by Adam Glenn

Previous Years in Review

> Year in Review 2011

> Year in Review 2010

> Media Mavens Wish for More Collaboration, Less Talk in 2010 by Craig Silverman

> Most Popular MediaShift Posts of 2009 by Mark Glaser

> Top 10 MediaShifting Stories of 2008 by Mark Glaser

Managing editor Courtney Lowery Cowgill is a writer, editor, teacher and farmer based in central Montana. In addition to her work with MediaShift, she teaches online courses at the University of Montana’s School of Journalism. Before she came to MediaShift, she was the co-founder and editor in chief of the now shuttered online magazine NewWest.Net. When she’s not writing, teaching or editing, she’s helping her husband wrangle 150 heritage turkeys, 30 acres of food, overgrown weeds or their young daughter. She blogs about life on the farm, and other things, at www.lifecultivated.com.