Journalisted Weekly: The Grand National, Syria and North Korea

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The Grand National, Syria and North Korea

For the week ending Sunday 15 April.

  • The Grand National dominated the news, after two injured horses had to be put down, favourite Synchronised and According to Pete
  • A ceasefire in Syria, North Korea’s attempts at launching a long-range rocket, and David Cameron visits Burma were covered lots
  • Tension in Sudan, Guido Fawkes’ publication of Motorman files, and hacking allegations spread to the US were covered little

Covered Lots

Covered Little

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