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Journalisted Weekly: Labour Conference, Dr Conrad Murray and BAE

October 5th, 2011Posted by in Journalism, Traffic

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.

Labour Conference, Dr Conrad Murray and BAE

for the week ending Sunday 2 October
  • The Labour Party Conference in Liverpool was the most covered story this week
  • Trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor and job losses at BAE systems covered lots
  • Stirling Prize, New Zealand rugby crisis and Assange autobiography 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… the ongoing debt crisis in Europe

Long form journalism

Journalists who have updated their profile

  • Gethin Chamberlain is the South Asia correspondent at The Observer. He has previously held posts as foreign correspondent at the Sunday Telegraph, chief reporter at The Scotsman and as the Edinburgh bureau chief at the Daily Record. You can follow Gethin on Twitter: @newsandpics
  • Julian Evans works freelance for Prospect, Times Literary Supplement, The Guardian, Telegraph, The Independent and The Traveller. He has also written for BBC Radio and BBC Four, and is currently a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of the West of England. He has written several books and recieved many awards for his work. Follow Julian on Twitter: @thejulianevans

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