Wednesday 12 October 2011

Cat flap helps Tory conference top the news list

The Conservative Party conference in Manchester was the most covered story in the UK for the week ending Sunday 9 October, according to journalisted.

The Conservative conference generated 552 articles (including Ken Clarke and Theresa May's row over a cat, 100 articles); Steve Jobs, founder of Apple, dies at the age of 56, 276 articles (of which containing the term 'visionary', 75 articles); Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are cleared of the murder of Meredith Kercher, 219 articles (including media use of 'Foxy Knoxy' term, 46 articles).

Covered little, according to journalisted, were a former journalist at the People alleging that phone-hacking occured there, a claim denied by the newspaper, 14 articles; Vice Chancellors call for the University of Wales to be scrapped, amid student visa scam, 11 articles; floods in Thailand leave hundreds dead, 4 articles.

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