Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Royal Wedding beats Marathon in race for news
The upcoming Royal wedding beat the London Marathon and the anger of the nurses to take first place on the UK news agenda, for the week ending Sunday, April 17, according to journalisted.
Preparations for the Royal wedding generated 421 articles, of which 127 articles mentioned Kate Middleton; the London Marathon, with Kenya's Emmanuel Mutai and Mary Keitany finishing first, 186 articles; Andrew Lansley losing Royal College of Nursing confidence vote, generating more debate around NHS reforms, 135 articles; disputed Ivorian president Gbagbo, prised from a bunker by opposition forces with the help of French military and the UN, 124 articles.
Covered little, according to journalisted were a study in the Lancet revealed the UK has one of the poorest records of stillbirths for a developed country, 16 articles; 26 articles on Nigeria's election, won by Goodluck Jonathan of the People’s Democratic Party; and 12 articles on Finland's election, with a eurosceptic anti-immigration party gaining one-fifth of the votes.