DETROIT (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp’s displaced Ford Motor Co as No. 2 in the U.S. market in 2007, and the following year it unseated General Motors Co as the world’s largest automaker.
President Obama? Healthcare? Financial reform? VP Biden in Israel? If most-read lists are any indication, those are not the topics that make you lurch forward, scrunch up to the screen and read like your very life depends on it. Herpes, however, does. As does Lindsay Lohan. And the extremely rich. By now, no doubt, you’re itching for more. Herewith, the stories that fired you up this week.
This has been a very proud week for Thomson Reuters. Our journalists won seven awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW), a record for our organization. And Thursday we held our internal “Journalist of the Year” celebration. From financial commentary to war photography to professional chat rooms, Reuters’ journalism has never been better, more innovative, or more valuable.
What do you get when you cross an economist, the Olympics and lots of naked people? An odd assortment of popular stories for the week. They obviously don’t make for a very funny punchline but they did get you clicking. Here are the stories that warmed your cockles (okay, maybe not, but “cockles” is a fun word, isn’t it?).
Tragedy, folk dancing and one mammoth-sized dog were among the story lines that grabbed your attention in a week that also saw high drama in Congress — or maybe that was low drama. In either case, here are five of the most popular picks for the week.
The unluckiest lottery and a potty-mouthed musician were among the stories that got you, our readers, clicking this past week, and some were still on our most popular list as the weekend came into play. Here are the top 5 stories that piqued your curiosity — or raised the hair on your neck.
Chris Ahearn is President, Media at Thomson Reuters. The following is the text of remarks prepared for the Federal Trade Commission’s workshop on how the Internet has affected journalism.