Journalisted Weekly: (More) Gaddafi, Galliano, and Sheen

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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 6 March

  • Gaddafi, father and son, still clinging to headlines
  • Galliano’s and Charlie Sheen’s comments on camera, covered lots
  • Nato’s airstrike on Afghan children, and the killing of Somalia peacekeepers, covered little

Covered lots

  • Libya’s Gaddafi, father and son, still clinging to power, 894 articles
  • Fashion designer John Galliano, fired by Christian Dior for anti-semitic comments, 157 articles
  • Charlie Sheen, publicly insulting his employers, joining Twitter, and discussing his sex life, marital and drug problems with the media, 136 articles
  • The London School of Economics (LSE), criticised for finanicial ties with Gaddafi, leading to their director’s resignation, 101 articles

Covered little

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

Celebrity vs serious

Who wrote a lot about…’BSkyB’

Martin Fletcher – 15 articles (The Times), Ben Fenton – 8 articles (Financial Times), Dan Sabbagh – 7 articles (The Guardian), Mark Sweney – 7 articles (The Guardian), Jason Beattie – 4 articles (The Mirror), Graham Hiscott – 4 articles (The Mirror), Louise Armistead – 4 articles (The Telegraph), Amanda Andrews – 3 articles (The Telegraph)

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