While looking over all of the posts from The Observer this year, a few seem obviously ripe to revisit. Over the summer, we put together the list of 2011′s Media Power Bachelors and Bachelorettes—100 of the most powerful single people currently running the media world. We combined the lists, crunched the numbers, and took a look at the individuals who rose to the top. But instead of ranking the guys and dolls by raw clicks, we decided to look at those whose pages were kept open the longest—those who caused readers to pause as they passed through the list, to take a more thorough glance of appreciation. Back in middle school, these would be the people whose yearbook pictures would be torn out, covered in hearts, and secretly tucked into lockers. Below, you’ll find, ranked in order, the Media Power Singles that you swooned over the most.
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Bill de Blasio Gaining Reputation for Tardiness at Official EventsPun Your Way to a Free New York Times SubscriptionMorning Media Mix
NADA Miami Beach 2013 BeginsOut of the Furnace Packs a Predictable PunchNight Train to Nowhere: Bille August’s Latest Is a Snoozer
Peter Kaplan Is IrreplaceableEditorial: Center of the Political WorldEditorial: Resist the Tax Temptation
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Mayor Bloomberg Orders Flags Lowered to Half-Staff to Honor MandelaBill de Blasio Gaining Reputation for Tardiness at Official EventsBarron Says Hiring Bratton ‘Like Asking an Arsonist to Help You Put Out Fires’
Siah Armajani to Alexander GrayRISD President John Maeda Will Depart For VC Firm and eBayBAM’s Migrating Forms Festival Has a Really Nice Ed Atkins Trailer