The Top News Stories of 2011

As 2011 comes to a close (insert cliche “OMG, I can’t believe it’s almost 2012, the year went by so fast, blah, blah, blah…”) a popular activity is to look back and evaluate the headlines which kept news outlets busy. Luckily for me, many websites compile their top stories in one place, making it easy to see which stories garnered the most attention.

I was not surprised by what I saw. In Canada, the CBC posted their most viewed stories of 2011, with Jack Layton’s final letter to Canadians, the Japanese tsunami, and Stephen Harper’s election victory placing first, second and third. In the United States, the top story was Osama Bin Laden’s death, followed by the Japanese tsunami, and the conflict in the Arab world.

The full articles from CBC and the Huffington Post are linked below. I am happy to report that the Royal Wedding is on neither list! Please let me know what you think the biggest or most important news story of 2011 was. Also what do you anticipate as the biggest story of 2012? (A ridiculous question, I know, but fun nevertheless.)

Also, if you’re so inclined, an article with 2011’s most outrageous and weird stories is also linked below. Happy New Year!

CBC Article
Huffington Post Article
Weird News Stories Article

P.S. I had a comment a while back about how the linked articles never open in a new tab or window, and instead redirect from the TOP webpage, making it difficult to go back and read the article. I have fixed this now, so all articles link to a new tab or window. Sorry for the annoyance.


About Chris James

A student of political science at a Canadian University sharing stories of interest on Canadian and American political and social issues.

Posted on December 20, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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