President Elect Obama’s historic win tops the list of 2008’s most popular stories.
Wired PR News.com — The 2008 road to the White House has been regarded as one of the most followed in media history. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the historic election of the first African American president, Barack Obama, has been listed as the year’s top news story according to AP polls taken of editor and news director opinions in the United States. The pick is a change from 2007’s list topper of the story of the Virginia Tech University massacre, where 32 individuals were killed by gunfire.
Other stories noted to make the AP’s top 10 list include those related to Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton’s candidacies. The dramatic rise and fall of oil prices, Beijing Olympics, Mumbai attacks, and economic crisis also helped comprise the completed list. The number of ballots cast to determine the top stories totaled 155, with 100 listing the presidential campaign as number one.
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