Looking Back at May’s Top 10 Articles: Everything Not Trump (And a Few that Were)

Posted on Jun 22, 2017
By Andrew Elston

Each month we take a tally of the hottest news and features syndicated from repubHub in the prior month, as measured by page views from across republishers’ websites. Looking backward is an opportunity to reflect on where we have come from and where we may be going—and gives editors a snapshot of what grabbed readers’ attention. 

It was bound to happen. After a month (April) when Trump did not totally dominate the flow of content syndicated from repubHub, in May Trump, his family, and his administration were solidly back. 

The leading article syndicated in May was Where in the World Is Melania Trump? (May 14) followed closely by Comey Hid in the White House Curtains to Avoid Trump (May 19), both from Newsweek. 

In the thick of leading syndicated articles about Trump, two in particular stood out for their novel approach to reporting (and headline writing):Trump wasn't always so linguistically challenged. What could explain the change? from STAT (May 23) and Trump’s Expected Pick for Top USDA Scientist is not a Scientist from ProPublica (May 12).

Top 10 Not Trump Related:

  1. Steve Harvey's Alleged Memo To His Staff Is Insane (International Business Times)
  2. One actor hated Anderson Cooper’s eye roll so much, he sprinkled his criticism with a bit of homophobia (Rare)
  3. Details Of Aaron Hernandez's Suicide Emerge (International Business Times)
  4. Here's who Dale Earnhardt Jr. thinks should replace him in the No. 88 when he retires (Charlotte Observer)
  5. What the Polls Say About Montana's Special Election (Newsweek)
  6. George Diaz: Alex Bowman leads field to replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. in 2018 (Orlando Sentinel)
  7. Massachusetts School Suspends Black Girls With Braids (Newsweek)
  8. Did Chris Cornell Commit Suicide? Theories Surface On Social Media (International Business Times)
  9. Chilling text messages reveal Penn State frat brothers were aware he needed help — what they did instead is sickening (Rare)
  10. Stephen Hawking says we have 100 years to colonize a new planet—or die. Could we do it? (Popular Science)

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