Tuesday 24 January 2012

Costa Concordia disaster dominates national press

The Costa Concordia disaster dominated the national press for the week ending Sunday 22 January, according to journalisted.

Costa Concordia running aground off the Italian coast, generated 413 articles; Newt Gingrich wins the Republican primary in South Carolina, 210 articles; Labour faces union criticism of its stance on cuts, 202 articles; the Leveson Inquiry continues, 169 articles; and Michael Gove calls for a new royal yacht to celebrate the Jubilee, 111 articles.

Covered little, according to journalisted, were China faces an economic growth slowdown, 19 articles; Croatia votes to join the EU, 13 articles; Arab League calls for Syrian reform, 10 articles; final results in Egyptian parliamentary elections show victory for Islamist parties, 5 articles; China sees 'dragon baby' boom, 4 articles; and Jon Huntsman withdraws from the GOP presidential nomination race, 3 articles.

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