On October 6, Lehman Brothers CEO Richard S. Fuld, Jr. is heckled by protesters as he leaves Capitol Hill in Washington after testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on the collapse of Lehman Brothers (Susan Walsh/AP)
It’s time for publications to review their reportage from the year and release their lists of the biggest stories of the year. At findingDulcinea, we plan to do the same next week, but in the meantime, here’s what some other news sources had to say.
Time magazine’s list of the year’s “Top 10 News Stories” leads with the first reports of the investment banking crisis in September. But if you want a list that goes beyond general news, Time has that covered in the “Top 10 Everything of 2008,” which includes such categories as the year’s top underreported stories, oddball news stories and crime stories, as well as non-news categories, such as movies, late night jokes and children’s books.
Foreign policy buffs who think they know everything that is going on in the world may reconsider after reading Foreign Policy’s list of “The Top 10 Stories You Missed in 2008,” which picks the surge in Afghanistan that occurred earlier this year as its top story.
There have been many scientific breakthroughs this year; New Scientist magazine focuses on the increase in brain research in “Your amazing brain: Top 10 articles from 2008.”
It’s been another scandal-filled year for our nation’s celebrities and their nearest and dearest; MTV highlights the worst behavior of celebrity parents (and parents of celebrities) in “The Top 10 Most Notorious Celebrity Parents of 2008.” The year’s most offensive? MTV points to Rufus Humphrey, Lily van der Woodsen, Bart Bass and Howie Archibald, the parental characters in the popular TV show “Gossip Girl.”