Tuesday 4 October 2011

Labour Party conference gets most coverage

The Labour Party conference in Liverpool got the most news coverage in the week ending Sunday, October 2, according to journalisted.

Labour's conference generated 308 articles (including Ed Miliband's keynote speech, 270 articles; Ed Balls' speech, 119 articles; mentions of the phrase 'predators and producers', 48 articles; and fame following a speech by young party member Rory Weal, 41 articles).

Other top stories were Conrad Murray, former personal doctor to Michael Jackson, on trial for involuntary manslaughter, 121 articles; and BAE Systems announces nearly 3,000 jobs to be lost due to defence cuts, 115 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were Evelyn Grace Academy, Brixton, wins the RIBA Stirling Prize for architecture, 8 articles; New Zealand threaten to pull out of 2015 Rugby World Cup over costs, 7 articles; and Julian Assange's Unauthorised Autobiography reviewed, 7 articles.

The Conservative conference was overshadowed by the Amanda Knox appeal verdict but then a row started about a cat which must boost its chances of being top dog on the news agenda this week.

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