I guess I really am alone in thinking that terrorism remained one of the major "religion" news stories of the year. Christianity Today has its list out now and they have also produced a terrorism-free top 10. CT did have this interesting item at No. 7:
Media Spotlight Religion: 2004 "values voters" bring reporters into churches, Time releases list of 25 most influential evangelicals, The New York Times promises more religion coverage, and CNN hires full-time religion correspondent.
Any other interesting lists out there?