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In 2014, Canadian Media Ran 229% More Weather Stories Than Other Countries

canadaIn Canada, news media cover the same kinds of stories as other countries, only they really, really like to talk about the weather. Oh, and hockey.

A study by Montreal-based Influence Communication found Canadian newsrooms produced 229% more weather stories than the rest of the 160 countries surveyed.

“We have big changes in our weather in a year, and it goes from very cold to very hot in a few months,” said Felix Thiffault, an analyst with the media monitoring firm. “For some other countries, it’s quite stable. If it’s stable, there’s nothing to say about it.”

Sports stories ranked at the top of news stories covered worldwide, and in Canada, ten of the top fifty stories in 2014 were about hockey. The October 22 shooting near the Canadian parliament was the most-covered story of the year. It was also the top story about Canada that appeared in news media outside the country.

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2011 WNBA Draft Headed To ESPN Headquarters

The 2011 WNBA Draft (yes, the WNBA is still around) will be held on April 11 at ESPN in Bristol, Conn.

It marks the first time a professional sports league will conduct its draft at ESPN headquarters. The last two years, the WNBA Draft was held at the NBA Studios in Secaucus, N.J.

ESPN2 will televise the first round starting at 3 p.m. ET and ESPNU and NBA TV will air the second and third rounds from 4-5:30 p.m. ESPN3.com will also simulcast the event. Read more