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Journalisted weekly: Royal Ascot, Greek crisis, tennis, pensions

June 22nd, 2011Posted by in Journalism, Newspapers, Online Journalism

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 19 June

Covered lots

  • Royal Ascot, the big annual race meeting, plus a drunken brawl, 303 articles
  • Greece’s financial crisis, with anti-austerity riots in Athens and Prime Minister George Papandreou offering to step down or form a unity government, 158 articles
  • Andy Murray wins the AEGON tournament at Queen’s tennis club, the week before Wimbledon, 141 articles
  • The row over public sector pensions, with Danny Alexander announcing a rise in retirement age to 66 and quarter of a million workers threatening strike action, 119 articles

Covered little

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

Celebrity vs serious

Arab spring (countries & current leaders)

Who wrote a lot about…’US Open’

Neil Squires – 15 articles (the Express), James Corrigan – 12 articles (The Independent), David Facey – 12 articles (The Sun), Lawrence Donegan – 11 articles (The Observer), Mark Garrod – 11 articles (The Scotsman), Oliver Brown – 10 articles (Telegraph), Kevin Garside – 20 articles (Telegraph), Peter Dixon – 9 articles (The Times)

Long form journalism

More from the Media Standards Trust

Visit the Media Standards Trust’s new site Churnalism.com – a public service for distinguishing journalism from churnalism

Churnalism.com ‘explore’ page is available for browsing press release sources alongside news outlets

The Media Standards Trust’s unofficial database of PCC complaints is available for browsing at www.complaints.pccwatch.co.uk

For the latest instalment of Tobias Grubbe, journalisted’s 18th century jobbing journalist, go to journalisted.com/tobias-grubbe

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