Journalisted Weekly: Greece in crisis and cricket match-fixing

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Greece in crisis and cricket match-fixing

for the week ending Sunday 6 November

  • Greek politics and economics dominated this week’s news
  • Vote of confidence in Greek PM and cricket match-fixing guilty verdict covered lots
  • Gaza flotilla, alcohol minimum pricing and China mine explosion covered little

Covered lots

  • Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou announces a referendum on a new EU bailout package, subsequently calling it off, 522 articles (including references to ‘Greek Tragedy’, 18 articles)
  • Papandreou survives a vote of confidence, leading to coalition talks and his eventual decision to step down, 252 articles
  • Three Pakistani cricket players are convicted of match fixing, 192 articles
  • More than thirty vehicles are involved in a huge crash on the M5 motorway, 82 articles

Covered little

  • Israeli naval forces intercept flotilla en route to Gaza Strip, 14 articles
  • Scotland could become first EU nation to introduce minimum pricing for alcohol, 13 articles
  • 45 miners rescued and 8 killed in mine explosion and cave-in near Sanmenxia city in China, 10 articles
  • Alasdair McDonnell elected leader of Social Democratic and Labour Party in Northern Ireland, 10 articles
  • 14 civilians killed in Colombia landslide, 4 articles

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

Celebrity vs. serious

Arab spring (countries & current leaders)

Who wrote a lot about… the negotiations between Occupy LSX protesters and St Paul’s clergy

Long form journalism

Journalists who have updated their profile

  • Catriona MacPhee is Lochaber district reporter at the Press and Journal. She has freelanced for the Big Issue, Glasgow Evening Times, Sunday Herald, The List and The Scotsman, as well as working as web editor and media officer for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society, press assistant for Edinburgh International Festival and a reporter for the Oban Times. She has a BA (Hons)in Journalism Studies and Politics from Stirling University and won NUJ Scottish Student Newswriter of the Year in 2009. Follow Catriona on Twitter: @CatMacPhee
  • Hannah Scott is a book reviewer for the Irish Culture Magazine supplement to the Sunday Times and sub editor in features and live news iPad production. In addition she has held several editorial roles for the Sunday Times and has reported and edited for the Brighton Argus, The Times, Merton Matters, the University of Reading student newspaper and Business in Berkshire. She has an NCTJ in Journalism from News Associates and a BA in English Literature from the University of Reading. She won the NCTJ shorthand award for best 100wpm transcript in 2011 and the Reading University Reporter of the Year in 2008.

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