Studying patterns of news engagement with political stories in Twitter

The journal article: Engagement with News on Twitter: Insights from Australia and Korea, has been published in the Asian Journal of Communication's special issue on Introducing Computational Social Science for Asia-Pacific Communication Research.

The study examines the patterns of news engagement with political stories, through a cross-country comparison of six online news sources in Australia and South Korea, using Twitter data sets, provided by Uberlink.

Compared with their left-wing counterparts, right-wing Australian retweeters were found to be more intense in their news engagement and to have more diverse information sources, whereas in South Korea the behavior was opposite.

The research paper was coauthored by Rob Ackland, Mathieu O’Neil and Sora Park (News & Media Research Centre, University of Canberra).

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