CTV News Announces Its Top 10 News Stories of 2012

— December 21, 2012

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Toronto (December21, 2012)As 2012 comes to an end,CTV News looks back on all the top news stories of the year, beginning Sunday, Dec. 23 in CTV NATIONAL NEWS. The bloody violence of the ongoing Syrian uprising continuously toppedheadlines this year, locking it into the #1 spot on CTV NATIONAL NEWS’s Top 10 News Stories of the year. The Syrian crisis is followed by lastweek’s tragic U.S. school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut at #2, and roundingout the Top 3 stories of 2012 is coverage of continuing worldwide financialstruggles. Revealed this morning on CANADA AM by CTV’s Chief Anchor and SeniorEditor Lisa LaFlamme, the Top 10 News Stories for 2012 were selected by a panelof journalists led by LaFlamme.


Beginning Sunday, CTV NATIONAL NEWS features in-depthreports on each of 2012’s Top 10 News stories every night leading up to NewYear’s Day. CTV’s team of top correspondents and reporters take a closer lookat each of the major stories, reporting on recent developments and examiningthe impact they will continue to have on Canadians in 2013. CTV will alsofeature a salute to the faces in the news who have passed away in 2012. Thesereports also air on CTV News Channel, CANADA AM, and CTVNews.ca


The complete list of CTV’s Top 10 News Stories of2012, and the airdates they will be featured are:

1. Syria: A BloodyCivil War (Jan. 1)
2. Newtown, Connecticut School Shooting (Dec. 31)
3. The Economy: From the Eurozone Crisis to the Fiscal Cliff (Dec. 30)
4. Quebec’s Big Divide: Students Rally; Separatists Win Government (Dec. 29)
5. A Bitterly Fought U.S. Election (Dec. 28)
6. A Tough Year for Labour (Dec. 27)
7. Bullying (Dec. 26)
8. A Very Royal Year (Dec. 25)
9. Luka Magnotta: A Twisted Tale (Dec. 24)
10. Superstorm Sandy (Dec. 23)


The Top 10 Canadian News Stories can now be examinedon CTVNews.ca/Top10 where visitors can add commentsto the year’s top news stories as the coverage rolls out over the next 10 days.The Top 10 site will also offer interactive timelines, news quizzes, exclusivevideo, and feature articles for those seeking to dig deeper into these stories.

CTV remains Canada’s undisputed leading news organization in 2012, as CTVNATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME continued its reign as the nation’s #1 nationalnewscast, outperforming both GLOBAL NATIONAL and CBC’s THE NATIONAL with themost total viewers, and winning the key advertising demographics A25-54,A18-49, and A18-34.

CTV News is Canada’s most-watched news organization and has a network ofnational, international, and local news operations. CTV News operations includeCTV NEWS CHANNEL, BNN – Business News Network, CP24, and informationprogramming, including CTV NATIONAL NEWS WITH LISA LAFLAMME, CTV NATIONAL NEWSWITH SANDIE RINALDO, CANADA AM, W5, and QUESTION PERIOD. With a perspectivethat is distinctly Canadian, CTV News brings Canadians the international anddomestic news stories of the day and is the number-one news organization inCanada.



Source: BBM Canada, Jan. 1, 2012 – Dec. 16, 2012.


For more information, contact:

Patricia Garcia, CTV Inc., 416.384.2645 or patricia.garcia@bellmedia.ca

Renee Dupuis, CTV Inc., 416.384.3154 or renee.dupuis@bellmedia.ca

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