Two of the stories from last year that captured my interest the most were the Egyptian revolution and the incessant attack on our rights by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The top sources that I relied on for each story have been rewarded ...
Amy Goodman and her staff at Democracy Now! provided coverage from the front lines of both stories. Sharif was literally on the front lines in covering the story in Cairo, including a live brodcast that crazy day when the government thugs rode into Tahrir Square on camels and horses, and when the molotovs and gun shots filled the air during several night time reports. If you missed his reports, they are worth seeing ... track them down ...http://www.democracynow.org/ , or use your favorite search engine to find them on the web.
HBO made a short documentary titled "In Tahrir Square" which features some of Sharif's broadcasts from Cairo.
Lisa Graves and the others at the Center for Media and Democracy ( http://www.prwatch.org/ ) were out front on reporting about ALEC, especially with the ALECEXPOSED web site ( http://www.alecexposed.com/wiki/ALEC_Exposed ). They were among the first to link ALEC to the Koch brothers. The coverage of ALEC by John Nichols and The Nation magazine using information from ALECEXPOSED was tops.
Job well done !