Journalisted Weekly: Gaddafi, Brit rescue mission, and Christchurch earthquake

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.

for the week ending Sunday 17 February

  • Gaddafi clinging to power exerts hold over press
  • Christchurch earthquake and UK-Libya rescue mission occupies the news
  • Ivory Coast unrest and Saudi King’s promised payouts covered little

Covered lots

Covered little

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

Celebrity vs serious

Who wrote a lot about…’Colonel Gaddafi’

Martin Fletcher – 15 articles (The Times), Sam Coates – 7 articles (The Times), James Hider – 7 articles (The Times), Martin Williams – 7 articles (The Herald), Tim Shipman – 6 articles (Daily Mail), Kim Sengupta – 6 articles (The Independent), Sadie Gray – 6 articles (The Times)

Long form journalism

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