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Student protests, Korean clashes, & lots of snow

for the week ending Sun 28 November 2010
  • Snow coated the news as well as the country
  • Students continued to occupy on-campus departments and the headlines
  • A brewing North Korea and South Korea conflict drew attention away from a deadly stampede in Cambodia, strikes in Portugal, and violence in Rio

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Covered lots

  • Snow, with school, work and road closures as lots it began to cover lots of the UK, 229 articles
  • More student protests, including school pupils marching on Whitehall, wrecking a police van and constrained by kettling, 187 articles
  • North Korea and South Korea, with the North firing across the western sea border killing two civilians and two soldiers last week, 174 articles

Covered little

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

Celebrity vs serious

Who wrote a lot about...'The Ashes'

Colin Bateman - 15 articles (The Express), Stephen Brenkley - 15 articles (The Independent), David Hopps - 14 articles (The Guardian), John Etheridge - 13 articles (The Sun), Lawrence Booth - 10 articles (Mail Online), Nick Hoult - 10 articles (The Telegraph), Derek Pringle - 9 articles (The Telegraph)

Long form journalism

Journalists who have updated their profile

Paul Anderson has been a journalism lecturer at City University London since 2000, and freelances for Tribune (1998 - present), and The Guardian (1999-2009). He was deputy editor at New Times (1999-2000), news editor at Red Pepper (1998-1999), deputy editor for New Statesman and Society (1993-1996), dditor of Tribune (1991-1993), reviews editor of Tribune (1986- 1991), and deputy editor of European Nuclear Disarmament Journal (1984-1987). He studied for a NCTJ pre-entry Certificate in Periodical Journalism at the London College of Printing (1982-1983), and Politics, Philosophy and Economics (BA) at Balliol College, Oxford (1978-1981). Paul is the author of 'Orwell in Tribune: "As I Please" and Other Writings' (Politico's/Methuen, 2006), co-author (with Nyta Mann) of 'Safety First: The Making of New Labour' (Granta, 1997), and co-editor (with Mary Kaldor) of 'Mad Dogs: The US Raid on Libya' (Pluto, 1986). Paul's blog can be read at www.libsoc.blogspot.com. Follow Paul on Twitter @paul_anderson.

Helen Chandler is a freelance journalist for CNN. She studied Print and On-line Journalism (MA) at University of Westminster (2009-2010), and French (BA) at University of Leeds (2005-2009). She was educated at Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale (1998-2005). Helen's blog can be read at www.helensport.wordpress.com. Follow Helen on Twitter @helenechandler.

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(posted by Camilla Schick on Tue 30 November 2010)