12/30/11 - 12:47pm
As we say goodbye to 2011, many of us have been taking the opportunity to reflect on the year that was.
For those of us in the media, that means looking back at the biggest stories of the past year. Around the world, quite often, those stories judged to be the biggest frequently involve the greatest tragedy. Among the top national and international stories were the tsunami disaster in Japan and devastating tornadoes and storms across our country. Those ranked only behind the death of Osama bin Laden, which gave some closure to one of the most tragic events in American history.