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Journalisted Weekly: (More) Wimbledon, pensions, Greece riots, and DSK

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. 

(More) Wimbledon, pensions, Greece riots, & DSK

for the week ending Sunday 3 July

  • Greece, pensions strikes and DSK grip headlines
  • Wimbledon courts attention on back pages
  • Bombs in Nigeria, and pharmacy drug shortages, covered little

Covered lots

  • Week two at Wimbledon, with Novak Djokovic winning the men’s and Petra Kvitová winning the women’s finals, each for the first time, 1,329 articles
  • The public-sector pensions strikes last Thursday, with 750,000 reportedly not going to work and more than 3,000 schools closing in England and Wales, 283 articles
  • Greece’s financial crisis, with clashes between protesters and riot police in Athens as Greek parliament votes in favour of austerity measures, 145 articles
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn released without bail, as the case of sexual assault against him nearly collapsed, 135 articles

Covered little

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

Celebrity vs serious

Arab spring (countries & current leaders)

Who wrote a lot about…’pensions’

Polly Curtis – 8 articles (The Guardian), Andrew Sparrow – 7 articles (The Guardian), Jason Beattie – 6 articles (The Mirror), Andrew Grice – 6 articles (The Independent), Patrick Wintour – 5 articles (The Guardian), Kevin Schofield – 5 articles (The Sun), Macer Hall – 5 articles (The Express)

Long form journalism

More from the Media Standards Trust

Visit the Media Standards Trust’s new site Churnalism.com – a public service for distinguishing journalism from churnalism.
Churnalism.com ‘explore’ page is available for browsing press release sources alongside news outlets
The Media Standards Trust’s unofficial database of PCC complaints is available for browsing at www.complaints.pccwatch.co.uk

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