Wednesday 10 November 2010

Republicans win mid-terms and most UK coverage

The Republicans triumph in the US elections, Spurs star Gareth Bale and university fees were the dominant subjects for press coverage in the week ending November 7, according to journalisted.

says the Republicans, who won enough seats in the US mid-terms to take control of the House of Representatives, generated 340 articles (with 261 articles on the insurgent 'Tea Party'); wizard winger Gareth Bale,the architect of Tottenham Hotspur's victory over Internazionale, 189 articles; university fees, rising to £9,000 by 2012 after proposed Coalitian cuts, 122 articles.

According to journalisted, "covered little" were Somali pirates, having received a record ransom of £7.6 million for South Korean oil tanker and a Singaporean ship, 12 articles; a vision chip, which has restored sight to a blind man following tests in Germany, 10 articles; a mass grave uncovered near Acapulco in Mexico, alleged to be a revenge killing between two drug cartel families, 8 articles.

Celebs versus serious news: Lady Gaga, winning 3 MTV Europe Awards, 63 articles vs. Indonesia's erupting Mount Merapi, killing 130 people and forcing 200,000 to flee their homes, 50 articles; Cheryl Cole, presenter of the X-Factor whose album - Messy little raindrops - went straight to number one, 95 articles; vs. Burma's first general election in two decades, 49 articles

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