Hurricane Dorian Tops 2019 News Cycle Results

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The annual report on what Americans were following in the news from Morning Consult is here, and the single largest story of the year based on the fraction of Americans who had heard, read or saw “a lot” about the story was Hurricane Dorian, the most intense cyclone to hit the Bahamas on record, which 69 percent of Americans followed closely. That was the most commonly-seen story of the year, followed by the declaration of a national emergency at the border (65 percent), the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas (58 percent) and the discovery of Jeffrey Epstein’s death (58 percent).
Eli Yokley and Joanna Piacenza, Morning Consult