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May 7, 2013

It might not come as an enormous surprise that, out of all newspapers, The Sun is the most prolific publisher of boob-y news. It is the home of page 3, after all. The actual extent of its boob-story domination, though, might. In the past year, 780 articles have appeared in UK newspapers  with “boob” in the headline. A whopping third of these have been in The Sun alone which, if you consider the number of national, regional and local papers there are, is something of an achievement.

And perhaps even more astonishingly, over half of the grand total come from just three newspapers – The Sun, The Mirror (and The Sunday Mirror), and Daily Star.

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Number of articles with “boob” in the headline between 7 May 2012 and 7 May 2013 in UK newspapers. Information sourced through online database Nexis.

Interestingly enough, in their print version The Daily Mail (and The Mail on Sunday) only has 8 stories with “boob” in the headline. Online, however, MailOnline has produced the majority in the past year.

Number of articles with "boob" in the headline between 7 May 2012 and 7 May 2013 in UK online publications. Information sourced through online database Nexis. Both infographics by Lucy Haenlein.

Number of articles with “boob” in the headline between 7 May 2012 and 7 May 2013 in UK online publications. Information sourced through online database Nexis. Both infographics by Lucy Haenlein.

So there you have it. We may seem to be a culture obsessed with boobs, but it is actually just a few usual suspects who are responsible for the majority of our daily boob bulletins.

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