"No one had a bigger impact or played a more important leadership role in digital advertising over the past 25 years than John Durham," Morgan wrote of Durham's legacy following his death on November 16. The column also was one of the most commented on and shared articles published by Media Daily News.
News of the Media Rating Council's suspension of accreditation for both Nielsen's national and local TV ratings services in September was the second most-read story of the year,
Other most-read stories involving the media research industry included Kym Frank's ouster as head of out-of-home audience measurement service Geopath, and the departure of Nielsen audience measurement chief Scott Brown.
Most of the other most-reads were stories reporting on the U.S. ad market's recovery from the ad recession that began in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.