Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Cat flap helps Tory conference top the news list

The Conservative Party conference in Manchester was the most covered story in the UK for the week ending Sunday 9 October, according to journalisted.

The Conservative conference generated 552 articles (including Ken Clarke and Theresa May's row over a cat, 100 articles); Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, dies at the age of 56, 276 articles (of which containing the term 'visionary', 75 articles); Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are cleared of the murder of Meredith Kercher, 219 articles (including media use of 'Foxy Knoxy' term, 46 articles).

Covered little, according to journalisted, were a former journalist at the People alleging that phone-hacking occured there, a claim denied by the newspaper, 14 articles; Vice Chancellors call for the University of Wales to be scrapped, amid student visa scam, 11 articles; floods in Thailand leave hundreds dead, 4 articles.

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