Journalisted Weekly: Cricket, Fukushima, and Moussa Koussa

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 3 April

  • Fukushima and cricket covered the front and back pages
  • Defection of Libyan foreign minister revisits Lockerbie anger
  • A rape accusation against Gaddafi forces and Mubarak’s house arrest got little coverage
  • Journalisted weekly introduces new section ‘Arab spring’

Covered lots

  • The Cricket World Cup, with India winning the final by 6 wickets against Sri Lanka, 312 articles
  • Fukushima nuclear plant, with Japanese officials scrapping mission to save its crippled reactors as seawater radiation levels rise, 199 articles
  • Gaddafi defector, Moussa Koussa, denied UK immunity amidst public scrutiny of his alleged role in the Lockerbie bombing, 141 articles

Covered little

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

Celebrity vs serious

Arab spring

Who wrote a lot about…’Ivory Coast unrest’

David Smith – 11 articles (The Guardian), Aislinn Laing – 7 articles (Telegraph), Monica Mark – 5 articles (The Times), William Wallis – 5 articles (Financial Times), Marco Chown Oved – 4 articles (The Scotsman), Pauline Bax – 4 articles (The Guardian

Long form journalism

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