It’s the time of year in the news business where we reflect on the year that was: the winners and losers, the dramas and controversies, the sensations and the scandals. This annual rite leads to our choices for the top Free Press stories of the year, locally, nationally, internationally and in entertainment.
But this year, we broke with tradition by taking the decision-making out of the newsroom and handing it to you, the reader.
We asked readers to select their stories of the year. Voting closed on Dec. 15, and we will publish what Free Press readers have decided are the top stories of 2013 as the year draws to a close.
For those on Twitter, you can still join the conversation at hashtag #wfptop2013, or use the share button this page.
— Paul Samyn, Editor, Winnipeg Free Press