From Julian Assange’s WikiLeaks to Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook—2010 felt many quakes in the media world. See Peter Lauria’s gallery of the 17 biggest stories of the year.
Two people who are redefining traditional notions of media, Julian Assange of WikiLeaks and Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, dominated it this year. Indeed, part of the reason Assange and Zuckerberg so captivated the media world in 2010 was that journalists were trying to figure out what the duo’s emergence means for the future. “In a sense, Zuckerberg and Assange are two sides of the same coin,” writes Managing Editor Richard Stengel by way of introducing the Facebook founder as Time’s 2010 Person of the Year.
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