This week’s media round up

By Daniel Saunders on January 16, 2012 | Category: Blog | Tags: , , , , , , , , | No Comments

Convictions, concern and controversy lead the way this week with much of the press’ focus on Gary Dobson and David Norris being found guilty of the murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993.

Internationally, concern continued to grow about the safety of medical implants made by the French firm Poly Implant Prothèse. The issue was lead in the UK with a debate over who would be responsible for the removal silicone implants. Many representatives from the private sector, responsible for 95 per cent of the affected procedures, asserted that the responsibility for resolving any subsequent medical issues relating to the implants did not lay at their door.

In the US, the race to become the Republican Party’s presidential candidate began in earnest this week with the Iowa caucuses. These concluded with the former governor for Massachusetts, Mitt Romney, emerging victorious by a margin of only eight votes. Despite this narrow result Romney is widely expected to win the overall nomination to face the incumbent, Barack Obama, on November 6th. Read more …

This week’s media round up

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

The winds of change swept through this week’s media agenda in a number of ways. After a number of media storms it was a meteorological one which made the headlines with gales peaking at 165 mph causing substantial amount damage and destruction in Scotland.

In Russia, widespread demonstrations broke out over concerns about the transparency of the 4th December legislative elections, with many commentators branding the protests as the beginning of a ‘Russian Spring’… in the winter.

A post-dinner discussion in Belgium was the unlikely setting for this week’s leading story with prime minister David Cameron opposing EU treaty changes that were tabled in a response to the eurozone crisis. Despite its timing at the end of the week the sheer scale of coverage guaranteed the issue wasn’t caught short in its attempts to reach the top spot.

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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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