Wednesday 27 April 2011

Royal wedding gets news vote over AV debate

The upcoming royal wedding dominated the UK news agenda in the week ending Sunday, April 24, gaining more coverage than the debate on AV, according to journalisted.

News and comment on the royal wedding, as preparations for street parties and security continue ahead of Friday, generated 722 articles; the debate around AV referendum, with party leaders divided and 'yes'/'no' voting campaigns in full swing, 197 articles; letter bombs sent to Celtic Football Club manager Neil Lennon and and two other fans, 108 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were France and Italy pushing for EU border control reforms, as the African migrants crisis worsens, 15 articles; Ed Miliband's engagement with Blue Labour ideals, including a re-thinking of the previous government's immigration policies, 7 articles; a leaked UN report alleges both the Sri Lankan government and Tamil Tigers committed war crimes during the final days of the civil war two years ago, 7 articles; a river ferry capsizes in Bangladesh after colliding into wreckage of another ferry, with 33 reported dead, 3 articles.

1 comment:

Paul Linford said...

If the Royal Wedding had got less coverage than the stupefyingly boring AV referendum, that really would have been curtains for the House of Windsor.