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Journalisted Weekly: Battle for Libya, the Budget, and nuclear fear

March 30th, 2011Posted by in Journalism, Politics

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 27 March

  • The battle for Libya overshadows the press
  • Much analysis of Osborne’s 2011 Budget
  • Tsunami aftermath, MPs’ pay freeze, and Saudi rallies received little attention

Covered lots

  • The battle for Libya, and control of the no-fly zone, 679 articles
  • Chancellor George Osborne, announcing the details of the 2011 Budget, 647 articles
  • Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, with engineers still working frantically to make it safe, 318 articles
  • The murder of 22-year-old Sian O’Callaghan, whose body was found in Oxfordshire on Thursday, 108 articles

Covered little

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

Celebrity vs serious

Who wrote a lot about…’the 2011 Budget’

Larry Elliott – 12 articles (The Guardian), Chris Giles – 9 articles (Financial Times), James Chapman – 7 articles (MailOnline), Venessa Houlder – 7 articles (Financial Times), Andrew Grice – 6 articles (The Independent)

Long form journalism

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