Wednesday, 2 May 2012

'Jeremy Hunt, Rupert Murdoch and UK in recession ..'


  • Jeremy Hunt's office's email exchange with News Corporation dominated the news
  • Rupert Murdoch at the Leveson Inquiry, UK back in recession, and French elections were covered lots
  • PM Mark Rutte (Netherlands) resigns, PM Awn Khasawneh (Jordan) resigns and president Gilani (Pakistan) guilty of contempt covered little
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Covered Lots

Covered Little

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

Celebrity vs Serious

Political zeitgeist

Eurozone leaders (top ten by number of articles)

No other Eurozone leaders were mentioned in UK press coverage.

Who wrote a lot about...the French elections

Long form journalism

Journalists who have updated their profile

Tony Barrell is a freelance journalist who has written primarily for the Times and Sunday Times since 1992. Since graduating from Crawley College in 1981 he has held several posts, including being the chief sub-editor of Architects’ Journal, Assistant editor of Traditional Homes magazine and being the chief sub-editor for the Sunday Times magazine. He has also co-authored two books, ‘The Miracle: One Musician's Amazing Struggle For Survival’ (2012), and ‘Eyes Wide Open: Photography by the Winners of the Ian Parry Scholarship’(2004). He has won the Eden Chippert award for humorous journalism (2011).

Grant Collinson is a reporter for VRL Financial News. He previously studied at the University of Glasgow (2004-2008), where he read English Literature and Glasgow Caledonian University (2010), where he completed his Masters in Multimedia Journalism. After university he went to the Herald and Times Group to be a trainee reporter. Follow him on Twitter @grantcollinson


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