The Blagger's Blog 27th July 2012

A weekly roundup of talking points, sans effort

Worth the paper it’s printed on?

Last week’s light news success stories included…
The Only Way Is Essex, unbelievably, not being on TV at the moment, with 45 desperate journalists reporting on that momentous occurrence, far more than the 5 that covered ‘ClimateGate’ and the hacked email inquiry…
…David Beckham’s last minute role in the Olympics opening ceremony, with 33 articles focused on that, whilst calls to allow the separation of siblings to speed up the adoption process only apeared in 4…
…and finally, Madonna’s performance at Hyde Park, as formed the crux of 29 stories, in contrast the recent ‘startling’ suicide figures revealed by Tayside police only made it into 2. .
(Source: Journalisted)

Weekly high

In a world full of companies that take too long when admitting fault it’s good to see at least those behind social networking understand how to use such platforms to make amends, with Twitter failing this week and then saying sorry a couple of hours later. Yep, that’s how it’s done.

Weekly low

If you’re hosting the Olympics, and a notoriously secretive and isolationist state takes part, it’s a pretty big blunder to then project an image of the country’s sworn enemy. South Korea’s colours were shown on a big screen ahead of a North Korean woman’s football game, which certainly won’t have pleased anyone.

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