This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on January 6, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

As 2011 trudged away into the annals of time, 2012, and the entire pyrotechnic stocks of western Europe, burst onto the scene.

Much of the excitement surrounding this transition highlighted that some individuals seem unable to mention 2012 without linking it to a small sporting event scheduled to take place this summer (549 articles) or eschatological fears about the world ending in December (54 articles).

This can of course be attributed to the fact that this week marked an extreme case of national news dormancy which was described by some as being invented solely for the purpose of giving people time to “break in” their new slippers.

Despite this there were some signs to indicate the world had totally switched its attention away from footwear with the news of Kim Jong-un acquiring further positions of power over the secretive state of North Korea leading the way ahead of the customary announcement of New Year honours.

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This year’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on December 31, 2011 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

As the sun sets on another year, Journalista takes a step back and looks at the stories that have well and truly pitched their tents and occupied the headlines in 2011.

In a year of revolution, comings, goings and the inevitable controversies, it will be interesting to see which of the stories that dominated the media agenda will go on to define 2011 in years to come and which ones fall by the wayside.

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