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Journalisted Weekly: Hosni Mubarak, Fernando Torres, and Cyclone Yasi

Journalisted is an independent, not-for-profit website built to make it easier for you, the public, to find out more about journalists and what they write about.

It is run by the Media Standards Trust, a registered charity set up to foster high standards in news on behalf of the public, and funded by donations from charitable foundations.

Each week Journalisted produces a summary of the most covered news stories, most active journalists and those topics falling off the news agenda, using its database of UK journalists and news sources.

for the week ending Sunday 6 February

  • Ongoing popular protests in Egypt covered across press
  • Football (Association and American) hogs the back pages
  • Massive Afghan bank fraud and China-Zimbabwe investment hardly covered

Covered lots

  • Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, refusing to step down immediately but entering negotiations with opposition groups, 743 articles
  • Footballer Fernando Torres, making his Chelsea FC debut against former club Liverpool, 152 articles
  • The Super Bowl, in which the Green Bay Packers beat the Pittsburgh Steelers 31-25, 115 articles
  • Cyclone Yasi hitting the already flood stricken coast of Queensland, 114 articles

Covered little

Political ups and downs (top ten by number of articles)

Celebrity vs serious

Who wrote a lot about…’Omar Suleiman’

Richard Spencer – 10 articles (Telegraph), James Hider – 7 articles (The Times), Ian Black – 7 articles (The Guardian), Tom Chivers – 6 articles (Telegraph), Colin Freeman – 6 articles (Telegraph)

Long form journalism

More from the Media Standards Trust

News about the joint Media Standards Trust/Cardiff University local news project, including an ITV Wales programme, available on our website

The Media Standards Trust’s unofficial database of PCC complaints is available for browsing at www.complaints.pccwatch.co.uk

For the latest instalment of Tobias Grubbe, journalisted’s 18th century jobbing journalist, go to journalisted.com/tobias-grubbe

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