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Journalisted Weekly: Lib Dem Conference, Swansea mine tragedy and UBS ‘rogue trader’

September 22nd, 2011Posted by in Journalism

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.

Lib Dem Conference, Swansea mine tragedy and UBS ‘rogue trader’

for the week ending Sunday 18 September

  • The first few days of the Liberal Democrat conference caught most of the week’s news
  • The deaths of four miners in the Swansea valley and the arrest of a UBS trader covered lots
  • Denmark’s election, deadly Kenyan pipeline fire and violence in Yemen covered little

Covered lots

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… Youth Unemployment rising by 78,000

Long form journalism

Journalists who have updated their profile

  • Katie Linsell is a News Reporter at Bloomberg and has freelance experience with the London Evening Standard, The Scotsman, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Daily Telegraph and various local newspapers. She has two MAs in Spanish and History from the University of Edinburgh and in Newspaper Journalism from City University, London. You can follow Katie on Twitter at: @katielinsell
  • Rob Cowen works with The Independent, Daily Express and BBC News. He has written a book: ‘Skimming Stones and Other Ways of Being in the Wild’ in 2012, and in 2011 he won the Roger Deakin Award from the Society of Authors. You can follow Rob on Twitter at: @robbiecowen

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