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Journalisted Weekly: Kim Jong-un, New Year honours and Syria

January 4th, 2012Posted 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.

Journalisted Weekly: Kim Jong-un, New Year honours and Syria

for the week ending Sunday 1 January

  • The succession of Kim Jong-un dominated this week’s news
  • The New Year Honours List and the Arab League presence in Syria covered lots
  • Police to trial lie detector tests in Britain and Kurdish civilians killed in Turkish air strike covered little

Covered lots

  • In North Korea, Kim Jong-un is named Supreme Commander of the military, 118 articles
  • Ronnie Corbett, Lorraine Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter and Alex Crawford among those who were awarded New Year Honours, 114 articles
  • Arab League observers monitor Syrian regime, 99 articles
  • Police investigate the murder of Anuj Bidve, 97 articles

Covered little

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

Celebrity vs. serious

Eurozone leaders (top ten by number of articles)

Who wrote a lot about… Rick Santorum

Long form journalism

Journalists who have updated their profile

  • Jon Danzig is a freelance journalist. He has written for numerous publications including The Guardian, The Times, New Internationalist and the British Medical Journal. Jon won the Eli Lilly Medical Journalism Award and is the co-author of books ‘The World In Your Coffee Cup’ and ‘Basic Needs in Britain’
  • Caroline Bishop is a freelance journalist who has written for ATG Magazine, Preview and The Guardian. From 2005-2011, Caroline was the editor of officiallondontheatre.co.uk, and in 2005, she won The Times/Waitrose Young Food Writer of the Year. Follow Caroline on Twitter @calbish

The Media Standards Trust, which runs journalisted, won the ‘One to Watch’ category at this year’s Prospect Think Tank Awards

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