Well, this is certainly surprising. Instead of Rupert Murdoch, Google, and even Perez Hilton, the 2007 Media Person of the Year is (drumroll, please): Writers on Strike. IWantMedia.com announced this morning that the striking scribes received the most votes — 56% — of all the 10 candidates in its week-long online 6th annual poll. (Rupe only received 13%.) Said site editor/founder Patrick Philips, “One suspects that some of the striking writers, with lots of spare time on their hands, may have done some voting for themselves.” Background here.
Editor-in-Chief Nikki Finke - tip her here.