Nunatsiaq Online’s most clicked-on stories of 2012
The 10 online stories you read the most of last year
Which online news stories did Nunatsiaq News readers click on the most in 2012?
Get ready for some surprises.
As revealed by Google Analytics, here are the 10 online news stories that last year attracted the greatest numbers of readers.
Did she or didn’t she? After freelance contributor Justin Nobel interviewed Maggie Cruikshank of Akulivik about her encounter with a black, hairy bigfoot creature, online readers visited our site in droves. That made it not only the most-read story of 2012 by a wide margin — it’s our most-read story ever.
Another Nunavut tragedy. Our second most-read story reported the laying of a first degree murder charge against a 16-year-old Igloolik boy in connection with the violent death of a 26-year-old woman.
The third most-read story was the first of many generated by the devastating fire that began late in the evening of Feb. 26 at a rowhouse unit in Iqaluit’s Creekside Village. This story, along with others published Feb. 27, generated record numbers of visitors. On that date, 9,212 of you made 14,850 visits to our site, generating 47,484 page views.
The story reports the dismissal of a Canadian North pilot caught drinking and flying.
This story reported on a firearms incident that turned deadly.
In another dangerous firearms incident, a 22-year-old Kimmirut man was arrested after firing numerous rounds at two staff housing units occupied by RCMP members.
Readers in Nunavut and Ontario responded with grave concern when the Kingston police department sought information about the disappearance of a young Pangnirtung man who had been attending St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ont., but no avail. On Oct. 28, police identified a body found in the Cataraqui River near downtown Kingston as that of Ken Kilabuk, 23.
Readers flocked to this online story, which reported on Nunavut’s new pastel-shaded licence plate — and in the story’s comment section, just about everyone said they hated it.
Many Inuit reacted with anger when La Presse, the French-language Montreal daily, published a major exposé on Nunavik’s social dysfunctions. In the days that followed, Nunatsiaq News received permission from La Presse to translate the series of articles into English so that Nunavik and Nunavut readers could judge their content for themselves.
Of all the environmental stories we covered last year, this one attracted the most attention.
Here’s a list of five stories that didn’t quite make the top 10, but attracted large numbers of readers in 2012.