Journalisted Weekly: Brisbane floods, Arizona shootings, and Tunisia protests

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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 16 January

  • Floods in Brisbane and shootings in Arizona dominated the news during the week
  • Protests leading to the ousting of Tunisia’s government received much coverage over the weekend
  • Northern & Shell, Stuxnet, and controversy over Welsh organ donation received little coverage

Covered lots

Covered little

  • Renewed controversy over the Stuxnet cyber virus, which attacked Iran’s nuclear programme last year, 8 articles
  • Northern & Shell, the group that owns the Express, Star and OK! pulls out of the UK press self-regulation system, 7 articles
  • The Welsh Assembly Government calling for a ‘soft opt-out’ policy for organ donation and raising controversy over human rights, 4 articles

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

Celebrity vs serious

Who wrote a lot about…’Tunisia’

Richard Spencer – 9 articles (Telegraph), James Bones – 8 articles (The Times), Roula Khalaf – 7 articles (Financial Times), Heba Saleh – 5 articles (Financial Times), Colin Freeman (Telegraph) – 4 articles, Angelique Chrisafis – 4 articles (The Guardian)

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