This was a year of great consternation and great exuberance, marked indelibly by the revelations about wide and unregulated surveillance by the NSA, brought by Edward Snowden. And the exuberance came in a return to heady dot-com days with the Twitter IPO, an amazing “look ma, no profits!” way of raising billions of dollars from the public. And in between, publishers turned to controversial native ads, and tech billionaires such as Jeff Bezos and Pierre Omidyar threw their hat in the ring of reinventing the news. We’ve taken a deeper look at the big news in digital media for 2013. We hope you’ll enjoy our series.

Read Now:

Top 10 Media Stories of 2013: NSA, Bezos, Boston Marathon, Twitter IPO, by Denise Lu

7 Social Media Tips for Authors to Connect Over the Holidays, by Sarah Juckes

5 Exemplary College Journalism Projects from 2013, by Melanie Stone

Top 10 E-Book Trends of 2013: Apple Loses; Amazon Wins; Prices Drop, by Lauren Simonis

The Year’s Best Social Media Tools for Journalists, by Margaret Looney, IJNET

To Follow: 20 Citizen Journalists Covering Human Rights in 2013, by Madeleine Bair, WITNESS.org

Top News Apps to Watch in 2014, by Barbara Hernandez

Top of Mind for Publishers in 2014: Mobile, Video, Diversified Revenues and Social Media, by Pam Horan, Online Publishers Association

Coming Soon:

-Predictions for the Year Ahead in Media, by Dorian Benkoil

Previous Years in Review

Year in Review 2012

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

Mark Glaser is executive editor and publisher of MediaShift and Idea Lab. He also writes the bi-weekly OPA Intelligence Report email newsletter for the Online Publishers Association. He lives in San Francisco with his wife Renee and sons Julian and Everett. You can follow him on Twitter @mediatwit. and Circle him on Google+

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