This year’s Media Person of the Year, according to I Want Media’s readers, is none other than WikiLeaks founder and frequent flier Julian Assange. (This contest is not to be confused with Time‘s Person of the Year distinction, in which Assange is also a candidate.)
The competition’s first runner up is Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, who this year presented us with the iPad, the tablet that launched a thousand quips about how them magazine industry is doomed / saved.
So, what does Assange have that puts him ahead of the other nine finalists — like Glenn Beck, Tina Brown, or Nick Denton? From I Want Media:
His website’s release of classified documents showed how the Information Age has made accessing confidential data much easier and keeping secrets much more difficult.