Marie Colvin, Syria and A4e

for the week ending Sun 26 February 2012
  • Violence in Syria and the death of Marie Colvin dominated the headlines
  • A4e and the Sun on Sunday covered lots
  • Possible hosepipe ban, Argentinian train crash and MEP fraud probe covered little

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Covered Lots

  • Violence continues in the Syrian city of Homs, 202 articles, with Sunday Times correspondent Marie Colvin among those killed, 195 articles
  • 'Back-to-work Tsar', Emma Harrison, steps down from the role and quits as A4e chair as police probe irregularities, 96 articles
  • The Sun on Sunday is launched, 85 articles

Covered Little

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

Celebrity vs Serious

  • Jean Dujardin tipped for Best Actor Oscar glory, 43 articles, vs Les Ebdon appointed as head of university Office for Fair Access, 47 articles
  • Adele's Brit Award victory speech is cut short, 37 articles, vs British businessman Christopher Tappin extradited to the US, 38 articles
  • Sacha Baron Cohen's in-character dictator appearance at the Oscars proves controversial, 27 articles, vs Occupy London are refused permission to appeal and face eviction, 10 articles

Eurozone leaders (top ten by number of articles)

Who wrote a lot about... London mayoral election campaign

Long form journalism

Journalists who have updated their profile

Ellie Buchdahl is a freelance journalist for the Islington Gazette and South London Press and is currently the foreign sub-editor at China Daily – 21st Century. She has previously freelanced for i and The Independent. She has an MA in Newspaper Journalism from City University. Follow her on twitter @elliebuc

Ram Mashru has worked as an editorial and research assistant at The Week,as an intern at The Periscope Post and Prospect. He is a freelance blogger for The Independent, The Huffington Post and Prospect, editor of Discuss[n], and an editorial intern at PORT magazine. Follow him on twitter @RamMashru

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(posted by Tasbiah Akhtar on Tue 28 February 2012)