As 2012 draws to a close, CJR writers brainstormed the year’s best reads in their beats.

Celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee — The Daily Beast

Can the Guardian survive?More Intelligent Life

The quiet evangelist: Alan RusbridgerNew Statesman

Media Pressures: Time for repentance and new ideasThe Economist

Light Entertainment: child abuse and the British public — London Review of Books

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Hazel Sheffield is a former assistant editor at CJR. Follow her on Twitter @hazelsheffield.