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Networks of Audience Overlap in the Consumption of Digital News

Abstract:

How do people consume news online? Here, we propose a novel way to answer this question using the browsing behavior of web users and the networks they form while navigating news content. In these networks, two news outlets are connected if they share a fraction of their audiences. We propose two crucial improvements to the methodology employed in previous research: a statistical test to filter out non-significant overlap between sites; and a thresholding approach to identify the core of the a...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1093/joc/jqx007

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Politics & Int Relations
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0002-2312-7907
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Journal of Communication More from this journal
Volume:
68
Issue:
1
Pages:
26-50
Publication date:
2018-02-14
Acceptance date:
2017-11-13
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EISSN:
1460-2466
ISSN:
0021-9916
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
835029
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pubs:835029
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2020-06-09

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