Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Stephen Lawrence murder verdict dominates news

The Stephen Lawrence murder trial dominated the news for the week ending Sunday, January 8, according to journalisted.

Gary Dobson and David Norris found guilty of the murder of Stephen Lawrence, generated 336 articles; the faulty PIP breast implants debacle, 141 articles; Mitt Romney narrowly wins Iowa caucus in race for Republican presidential candidacy, 113 articles; Diane Abbott causes controversy on Twitter, 75 articles; and 100mph+ winds sweep across Britain, leaving thousands without electricity, 71 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were Jamaican Prime Minister vows to drop British monarch as head of state, 20 articles; dozens killed in suicide bomb attack in Damascus, 17 articles; in Hungary, thousands take to the street to protest against new constitution, 16 articles; David Cameron apologises after Tourette’s jibe, 15 articles; in Nigeria, thousands protest against the scrapping of fuel subsidies, 15 articles; jury acquits Michael Peacock in landmark obscenity trial, 4 articles; and the world’s first ‘chimeric’ monkeys are born, 4 articles.

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