This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on November 30, 2011 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments


Testimonies from the first witnesses to appear in the Leveson Inquiry stole last week’s media show with the large number of stories being fuelled by the diverse range of individuals involved in proceedings at the High Court. Notable examples include the coverage of Hugh John Mungo Grant, Bob and Sally Dowler and Carine Patry Hoskins, a lawyer in the inquiry who was the subject of the somewhat sexist twitter hashtag #womanontheleft during Mr Grant’s questioning. Journalista wonders whether a male lawyer might have been afforded the same humiliating treatment.

Elsewhere, coverage of the violent Tahir Square protests was up 440% in the build up to nationwide elections in Egypt and a report into the conduct of the England Rugby World Cup squad is leaked.

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This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on November 16, 2011 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

As the spotlight of the Eurozone crisis shifted to Italy, much of the week’s coverage focused on the demise of Silvio Berlusconi’s premiership and the installation of his successor Mario Monti. Despite its drama this story slipped to second place behind the observance of the November 11 Armistice and the numerous controversies relating to the wearing of poppies.

Elsewhere James Murdoch returned to Portcullis House to face another round with the Select Committee whilst Theresa May became further embroiled in the dispute over the relaxation of immigration controls.
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This week’s media round-up

By Nathan Motton on October 5, 2011 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments

It was seven days of celebrity stories last week with plenty of coverage of Rihanna being told off by an irate farmer, Carlos Tevez’s spat with Manchester City Manager Roberto Mancini and the continued trial of Michael Jackson’s former doctor Conrad Murray.

Of course the party conference season again dominated the news agenda, but you may not have heard about a number of other important stories including strikes in Greece over austerity measures and the axing of 1,000 UK Navy officers.

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This week’s media round-up

By Nathan Motton on September 21, 2011 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments

Last week was dominated by a number of national stories including the first two days of the Liberal Democrats’ Conference and the tragic deaths of four miners in the Swansea Valley.

Meanwhile, a bid to hold fixed general elections every five years that was quashed last week received only two articles, while a pipeline fire in Kenya that killed over 100 people was given just 20 articles.

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This week’s media roundup

By Nathan Motton on August 17, 2011 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments

Journalista is now presenting a weekly update of British news over the past week, updating you on what has made the news agenda.

No prizes for guessing what dominated column inches this week.

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Hack Attack

By Oscar Holland on July 18, 2011 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

As we enter the third week of the News International’s domination of the nation’s front pages I find myself reaching an unprecedented level of media saturation.

At this stage I should insert the disclaimer that of course phone hacking is a completely abhorrent practice, police corruption must be fully investigated and Murdoch’s grip on the British media should be the subject of a thorough national debate. This is a gravely serious matter. But in the meantime, the worst droughts in a generation struck East Africa and Southern Cross left 31,000 care home residents in the lurch.

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