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Online audience engagement with legacy and digital-born news media in the 2019 Indian elections

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In this RISJ Factsheet, we study Indian news audience distribution across Facebook and Twitter and compare it to that of the open web. To this end, we analyse data from the recently concluded Indian General Election which took place over multiple phases between 11 April and 19 May 2019, and broke the record for being the largest democratic exercise in the world. More than five thousand candidates ran for the 543 available seats in the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament, and n...

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Published
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism
Host title:
RISJ Factsheet
Journal:
RISJ Factsheet More from this journal
Pages:
1-16
Publication date:
2019-06-27
Paper number:
June 2019
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pubs:1025258
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uuid:ad5500b9-a69c-4762-9297-eece7dae20e0
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pubs:1025258
Source identifiers:
1025258
Deposit date:
2019-07-01

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