This week’s media round up

This week’s media round up

Manchester turned blue on Sunday after City secured their first top-flight league title since 1968 after scoring two goals in stoppage time to edge out United on goal difference, the closest finish for 23 years.

The Leveson Inquiry moved into its third stage with former News International employees Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson presenting evidence. Part of Brooks’ testimony focused on conversations between herself and David Cameron which lead to the amusing revelation that the prime minister believed that ‘LOL’ meant lots of love rather than laugh out loud.

The State Opening of Parliament and this year’s Queen’s speech led the headlines with plans to reform the House of Lords standing out from the Government’s proposals.

For the week ending Sunday 17th May the following number of articles were written in mainstream media according to

The headlines:

The overlooked stories:

Celebrity versus serious:

Political movers:

Tony Blair gained an seven per cent increase in headlines with after announcing his plans to ‘re-engage’ with British politics after his time working as a Middle-East peace envoy (143 articles).

His successor, Gordon Brown, recorded a nine per cent increase in coverage after records his earnings since stepping down as prime minister emerged (110 articles).

Some distance in the lead was the business secretary, Vince Cable, with an 81 per cent uplift in coverage for his role in a number of stories about executive pay.

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