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Journalisted Weekly: Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the Queen and privacy

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 23 May

Covered lots

Covered little

  • Southern Cross, in a critical financial position threatening the future of their 750 UK care homes, 23 articles
  • Mississippi floods, the worst since 1927, leave more than 4,800 people homeless, 11 articles
  • 35 Afghan workers killed by Pakistan Taliban in “most deadly attack in months”, 6 articles

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

Celebrity vs serious

  • Lady Gaga promoting her new album, 98 articles vs. two men to go on trial for the murder of Stephen Lawrence, 45 articles
  • Cheryl Cole wearing similar dresses to X Factor USA judge Paula Abdul, 91 articles vs.government commitment to 50% cut in greenhouse gas emissions by 2027, 29 articles
  • Kirsten Dunst talking about her new film Melancholia in Cannes, 54 articles vs.massacre of at least 27 people in Guatemala, 7 articles

Arab spring

Who wrote a lot about…’the Queen’s visit to Ireland’

Henry McDonald – 13 articles (The Guardian); Valentine Low – 8 articles (The Times); Sadie Gray – 7 articles (The Times); Gordon Rayner – 6 articles (The Daily Telegraph); Laura Roberts – 5 articles (The Daily Telegraph); Tom Peterkin – 5 articles (The Scotsman) and Richard Palmer – 5 articles (The Daily Express)

Long form journalism

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