Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Dramatic Grand National dominates the news

The Grand National dominated the news for the week ending Sunday, April 15, after a photo-finish and two injured horses had to be put down, the favourite Synchronised and According to Pete, reigniting the controversy about the safety of the race.

According to Journalisted, the Grand National generated 275 articles.

Other top stories included: The cease fire in Syria on Thursday and reports of continued violence, 212 articles.

North Korea ignored calls not launch a long-range rocket which crashed into the ocean minutes after the launch, 121 articles.

David Cameron visits Burma and meets with the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi as the UK considers easing economic sanctions on the country, 106 articles.

Covered little, according to Journalisted, were Sudan says it will mobilise its army against South Sudan after the latter annexes the biggest oilfield in Sudan, 10 articles; Blogger Guido Fawkes publishes the bluebook of the Motorman files, 9 articles; and Mark Lewis, the lawyer who had a prominent role in exposing the prevalence of phone hacking at the News of the World, flew to the US to prepare filing lawsuits against News Corporation, 8 articles.

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