Wednesday 13 July 2011

Media eats itself: NoW top story of the week

The closure of the News of the World in the wake of the phone hacking scandal dominated the UK press, in the week ending Sunday, 10 July, according to journalisted.

The demise of the NoW after 168 years in print, generated 605 articles; the final Harry Potter film, 'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,' which premiered in London on Thursday, ten years after the first film was released, 118 articles; the Atlantis Space Shuttle landing at the International Space Station for the last time, 69 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were: South Sudan gains independence, following decades of conflict with the North in which around 1.5 million people died, 54 articles; 59 dead and more still missing, many of them children, after a cruise ship sank on Russia’s Volga river, 6 articles; Silvio Berlusconi's firm, Fininvest, to pay 560million euros for bribery, 3 articles.

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