Source Pravda.Ru

Hurricane Katrina - top news story in 2005

The onslaught of Gulf Coast hurricanes, notably &to=http://english.pravda.ru/world/20/91/368/16109_hurricane.html' target=_blank>Katrina and the deadly flooding which devastated New Orleans, was overwhelmingly picked by U.S. editors and news directors as the top story of 2005 in The Associated Press' annual vote.

The hurricanes received 242 first-place votes out of 288 ballots cast. No other story received more than 18 first-place votes.