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Journalisted Weekly: Balotelli, hosepipes and the Falklands

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Balotelli, hosepipes and the Falklands

For the week ending Sunday 8 April

  • Mario Balotelli’s on and off field behaviour drew the attention of the media
  • A hosepipe ban in the South East, 30th anniversary since the start of the Falklands war, and the London Mayor electoral campaign covered quite a lot
  • Amazon escaping a large corporation tax bill, increasing unease in Greece over austerity plans, and the UK just escaped recession last quarter covered little

Covered Lots

Covered Little

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

Celebrity vs Serious

Eurozone leaders (top ten by number of articles)

No other Eurozone leaders were mentioned in UK press coverage.

Who wrote a lot about…the London Mayoral election campaign

Long form journalism

Journalists who have updated their profile

Andrew Purvis is a journalist for The Daily Telegraph, whilst also being a managing editor at Ultratravel. He has previously worked for The Guardian, Observer – where he was editor of the magazine ‘Life’ – and was section editor at the Independent on Sunday Review.

Kate Ross is a freelance journalist who writes for the International Herald Tribune, the New York Times Global edition, AnyTrip and numerous others. She completed her Masters in Print and Online Journalism from the University of Westminster in 2010. Follow her on twitter @myeagereyes

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