Tuesday, 2 November 2010

President Obama wins...most UK press coverage

President Obama got most coverage in the UK press in the week ending Sunday, October 31, according to journalisted.

Obama, in the run-up to the US mid-term elections, generated 416 articles; cuts to housing benefit, with fears of 'social cleansing' and suburban flight, 224 articles; the plane bomb plot with suspected terrorist links to Yemen, 150 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted was the Brazilian presidential election, with governing party candidate Dilma Rousseff elected as the country's first female leader, 24 articles; North Korea and South Korea, with shots reportedly fired across the border, 10 articles; Google, the focus of a parliamentary debate on privacy and the internet last Thursday, 8 articles.

Celebs versus serious news: Wayne Rooney holidaying in Dubai, having agreed to stay with Manchester United, 86 articles vs. WikiLeaks, having published almost 400,000 documents about US military actions in Iraq, 87 articles.

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