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Table 3 News angles* by type from 1998 to 2008

From: Representations of cycling in metropolitan newspapers - changes over time and differences between Sydney and Melbourne, Australia

  1998 1999 2003 2007 2008 Total % of total
Injured cyclist(s) 13 9 7 6 8 43 13.2
Killed cyclist(s) 10 1 0 14 10 35 10.7
Supporting cycling 0 0 3 7 23 33 10.1
Misbehaving 10 2 7 4 1 24 7.4
Cycling event 4 2 6 8 1 21 6.4
Driver punished for collision with cyclist 2 4 8 3 0 17 5.2
Celebrity cycling 1 2 2 4 6 15 4.6
Impeding cycling 1 0 1 4 9 15 4.6
Bike facilities improved 3 4 2 5 1 15 4.6
Cycle tourism 1 1 1 3 5 11 3.4
Cyclist kills pedestrian 0 1 1 8 0 10 3.1
Stealing bikes 3 2 1 0 2 8 2.5
Other 13 17 12 16 21 79 24.2
Total 61 45 51 82 87 326 100
  1. * The news angle of a story is the aspect of an issue which triggers the news coverage. It is usually shown in the headline and/or the first paragraph.