New Churnalism web site and browser extensions.    Check articles for press release churn while you browse!

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

The Media Standards Trust, which runs journalisted, won the 'One to Watch' category at the Prospect Think Tank Awards

Hacked Off will be reporting live from the Leveson inquiry again next week via twitter @hackinginquiry and hackinginquiry.org

Visit the Media Standards Trust's Churnalism.com - a public service for distinguishing journalism from churnalism

Read the MST's submission to parliament's Joint Committee on Privacy and Injunctions and the House of Lords Communications Select Committee on investigative journalism

For the latest instalment of Tobias Grubbe, journalisted’s 18th century jobbing journalist, go to journalisted.com/tobias-grubbe

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

All information taken from journalisted profiles as updated (2012-02-26)

If you have a profile on journalisted you can now claim it and start adding articles, links and contact details

Do email team@journalisted.com if you spot any mistakes or have suggestions for other journalisted weekly analyses. You can also follow us on Twitter @journalisted

All Journalisted weekly newsletter statistics are calculated based on articles published on national news websites, BBC News online and Sky News online


(posted by Tasbiah Akhtar on Tue 28 February 2012)