Was it really just 12 months ago that an indignant press was bemoaning the chilling effect of super-injunctions brought out to protect the blushes of philandering celebs?
Thankfully such orders are now largely a thing of the past. But after Lord Leveson has finished his inquisition there could be far more stringent controls in place on the press, and on all journalists.
Click on the links below to look again at Press Gazette’s ten biggest news stories of the year.
To read the top ten with insight, analysis and context look at Press Gazette review of 2011 – what happened then and what happened next, on The Wire blog.