Researching news discussion on Twitter : New methodologies

Bruns, Axel & Burgess, Jean E. (2012) Researching news discussion on Twitter : New methodologies. Journalism Studies, 13.

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Twitter has become a major instrument for the rapid dissemination and subsequent debate of news stories, and comprehensive methodologies for systematic research into news discussion on Twitter are beginning to emerge. This paper outlines innovative approaches for large-scale quantitative research into how Twitter is used to discuss and cover the news, focusing especially on #hashtags: brief identifiers which mark a tweet as taking part in an established discussion.

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ID Code: 49356
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: news, social networking, Twitter, hashtags
DOI: 10.1080/1461670X.2012.664428
ISSN: 1461-670X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism Studies (190301)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication Technology and Digital Media Studies (200102)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Past > Schools > Journalism, Media & Communication
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Taylor and Francis
Copyright Statement: This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the Journalism Studies © [2012] [copyright Taylor & Francis]; Journalism Studies is available online at:
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2012 22:28
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2015 22:25

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