Every day in a slightly messy third-floor boardroom of the Free Press headquarters at 1355 Mountain Avenue, senior editors gather to determine the most important stories of the day. Those decisions influence not only the front page of our print editions, but also shape the front page of our website.
But the decision about the most important stories of 2015 will be made by you, our readers.
Building on the tradition we began in 2013, this annual newspaper rite has been put in the hands of those who have read our front pages and clicked or swiped their way through our website.
Your assignment is to determine the top Free Press stories of the year locally, nationally and internationally.
How you make that decision is entirely up to you -- and please don’t feel the need to create a slightly messy boardroom in your home to begin your deliberations. Feel free to add a comment to explain your choice.
We’ve also left space for you to nominate your own choice if you feel we have overlooked a big story.
We will close voting at noon on Dec. 18 and then announce our readers’ choices of the top stories of 2015 as the year draws to a close.
-Paul Samyn, Free Press editor