Journalisted Weekly: (Ex) President Mubarak, Big Society, and The King’s Speech

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for the week ending Sunday 13 February

  • Hosni Mubarak’s resignation in Egypt dominated the news
  • Cameron’s Big Society under fire and The King’s Speech at the Baftas kept things British
  • A suicide bomber in school uniform and alleged torture in Egypt received little coverage

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Covered lots

  • Hosni Mubarak, resigning from the Egyptian presidency after 30 years in power and 18 days of popular protests, 629 articles
  • PM David Cameron preparing to defend his Big Society policy in face of renewed criticism, 125 articles
  • British film The King’s Speech, sweeping the board at the Baftas as predicted, 118 articles

Covered little

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

Celebrity vs serious

Who wrote a lot about…’Mubarak’

Chris McGreal – 16 articles (The Guardian), Andrew England – 9 articles (Financial Times), Donald MacIntyre – 9 articles (The Independent), Sadie Gray – 8 articles (The Times), Heba Saleh – 8 articles (Financial Times), Roula Khalaf – 8 articles (Financial Times), Martin Fletcher – 8 articles (The Times), Jack Shenker – 8 articles (The Guardian), Adrian Blomfield – 8 articles (The Telegraph), James Hider – 7 articles (The Times)

Long form journalism

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