The past year in San Diego was marked by a pivotal election and tragic crimes, but the single most popular article on Times of San Diego was about advanced treatment of the diabetic koala named Quincy at the San Diego Zoo.
More than 33,000 people read about Quincy’s cutting-edge treatment for a condition that affects many humans as well. The popularity of that article showed once again that good news is often as interesting as bad — a fact editors sometimes forget.
The past year has been a record one for Times of San Diego. More than 2.6 million people came to the website — some 300,000 more than in 2017.
Out of more than 7,000 articles published in 2018, here are the 10 most popular based on number of views to the primary desktop and mobile versions of those articles:
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Chris Jennewein is editor and publisher of Times of San Diego.