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Journalism.co.uk’s top 10 stories on Facebook in 2011

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After taking a look at the top 10 Facebook news stories of 2011 and the top 10 Twitter news stories of 2011, we’ve compiled a list of the most shared, liked and commented on Journalism.co.uk news stories and blog posts published in 2011.

1. Julian Assange wins Martha Gellhorn Prize for Journalism (5,268 likes, 1,523 shares, 768 comments)

2. Guardian predicts 1m installs of Facebook app in first month (613 likes, 85 shares, 95 comments)

3. BBC developing new iPhone app for field reporters (98 likes, 172 shares, 80 comments)

4. Daily Mail criticised over Amanda Knox guilty story (53 likes, 86 shares, 138 comments)

5. How to: become a roaming reporter (62 likes, 37 shares, 85 comments)

6. Al Jazeera English hits US screens after New York cable deal (75 likes, 60 shares, 33 comments)

7. ‘Is there a better way of doing this?’: Johann Hari responds to plagiarism accusations (12 likes, 47 shares, 88 comments)

8. Bahrain to sue Independent over ‘defamatory’ articles (99 likes, 31 shares, 2 comments)

9. #jpod: How journalists can best use Facebook pages (58 likes, 53 shares, 4 comments)

10. London riots: Five ways journalists used online tools (40 likes, 64 shares, 10 comments)

Data was gathered using Searchmetrics.

The top 10 most-read stories on Journalism.co.uk, 19-25 November

1. Mail titles hit back at Grant over ‘mendacious smears’

2. Ten things every freelance journalist should know

3. Sky News faces contempt charge over kidnap coverage

4. How to: best post news on Twitter and Facebook

5. Steve Coogan claims Andy Coulson set up ‘sociopathic sting’

6. Tips for freelance journalists on National Freelancers’ Day

7. Mother of Hugh Grant’s baby: press made life ‘unbearable’

8. Guardian apologises to Sun for Leveson doorstepping claim

9. Max Mosley: Press had ‘no human feeling at all’

10. Syrian cameraman ‘mutilated and killed following arrest’

The top 10 most-read stories on Journalism.co.uk, 5-11 November

1. Ten technical Twitter tips for journalists

2. Knight-Mozilla names news technology fellowship winners

3. Telegraph, Mail, Mirror and Sun agree to remove Beatrice images

4. Economist and Bloomberg journalists win Bastiat prize

5. Phone hacking: Tom Crone admits ‘incorrect’ evidence

6. #MozFest – First draft of new Data Journalism Handbook written in 48 hours

7. Media release: StumbleUpon is most important content sharing site for Mail Online

8. James Murdoch refuses to rule out closing the Sun

9. Police Review magazine to close after 118 years

10. Review finds BBC Online weaknesses ‘effectively addressed’

The top 10 most-read stories on Journalism.co.uk, 22-28 October

1. Newspaper sites see traffic drop across the board

2. WikiLeaks suspends publishing ‘to ensure future survival’

3. Future CEO Stevie Spring resigns following restructure

4. Cuttings.me, a new portfolio platform for freelance journalists

5. Tool of the week for journalists – Error Level Analysis, to test if a photo is a hoax

6. Reporting the Arab Spring: ‘These stories will go on and on’

7. IWMF honours four women for courageous journalism

8. News among most popular tablet uses, US report finds

9. BBC Trust launches impartiality review of Arab spring coverage

10. Storify gets a new look and promises ‘to revise the entire reader experience’


The top 10 most-read stories on Journalism.co.uk, 15-21 October

1. NYT.com: ‘incredibly surprising’ growth in unique users

2. Guardian predicts 1m installs of Facebook app in first month

3. How to: manage reader comments as a journalist

4. How to get involved with the Guardian’s latest venture into hyperlocal

5. Ten incredibly useful browser add-ons for journalists

6. Times and Sunday Times to cut up to 150 editorial posts

7. Hillsborough families call on Sun to name sources

8. Twitter, journalists and court coverage: where to draw the line?

9. Apple’s Newsstand results in 2m downloads for Future Publishing

10. Times libel appeal reaches Supreme Court

The top 10 most-read stories on Journalism.co.uk, 8-14 October

1. Daily Mail takes after Werrity with dubious use of Fox business card

2. Guardian to publish daily newslist online

3. Global circulation falls as readers become ‘promiscuous’

4. Independent launches bold new masthead and dumps viewspaper in makeover

5. Guardian to launch ‘reflective’ iPad app at £9.99 per month

6. Keith Perch quits as Leicester Mercury editor

7. Ofcom dismisses PLO complaint against Al Jazeera English

8. Tool of the week for journalists – Codeacademy, for those who want to start to code

9. Paperboy app: Take a photo of newspaper article to find the digital edition

10. Independent launches metered paywall outside UK

The top 10 most-read stories on Journalism.co.uk, 1-7 October

1. Daily Mail criticised over Amanda Knox guilty story

2. How to: become a roaming reporter

3. ‘If this then that’: ten recipes for journalists

4. Irish Post to be revived by Loot publisher

5. ‘Tenacious’ journalists win press freedom awards

6. Tool of the week for journalists – Topsy, real-time search for the social web

7. BBC to cut nearly 2,000 jobs

8. Free speech groups call for release of Vietnamese blogger

9. Bectu considers legal action over BBC Wales job cuts

10. Phone hacking: Mosley bankrolling Prescott’s case


The top 10 most-read stories on Journalism.co.uk, 24-30 September

1. Orwell Prize will not pursue Hari over failure to return money

2. ITV apologises after video game footage used in documentary

3. Five tips from a radio journalist who reports solely from an iPhone and iPad

4. BBC News wins top online journalism award

5. Hearsay, a non-Facebook way of social news sharing

6. Tweet, Like and Google +1 buttons: lessons in privacy

7. Frost/Nixon voted best broadcast interview of all time

8. BBC America scoops Emmy for North Korea report

9. Labour criticised over call for journalists to be ‘struck off’

10. Johann Hari offers to repay Orwell Prize money

The top 10 most-read stories on Journalism.co.uk, 10-16 September

1. Johann Hari admits plagiarism and returns Orwell Prize

2. Regional newspaper editor asks for job applications via Twitter

3. TUC: NUJ to call for support against far-right groups

4. Meltwater online copyright dispute reaches tribunal

5. Guardian to raise weekday price to £1.20

6. Newsquest North West staff begin strike over job cuts

7. Leveson inquiry: Brooks denied core participant status

8. Tool of the week for journalists – Batchgeo, for mapping data

9. Guardian Student Media Awards 2011: shortlist announced

10. Offices of Al Jazeera’s Egypt TV channel raided

The top 10 most-read stories on Journalism.co.uk, 3-9 September

1. Newspapers remove Middleton images from websites

2. Australia: no plans to prosecute Assange over cables

3. The LA Times on the role of its SEO chief – ‘the key is feedback’

4. #Tip of the day from Journalism.co.uk – eight tips on establishing yourself as a freelancer

5. Ellis Watson appointed chief of DC Thomson newspapers

6. Grant launched in memory of Tim Hetherington

7. Tablets replace websites as focus for paid content

8. Phone hacking: Times sports journalist arrested

9. App of the week for journalists: PressReader

10. News International to cut 110 jobs