Digital-Born and Legacy News Media on Twitter during the German Federal Election
In this RISJ factsheet we analyse 720,799 news-related tweets from a larger dataset of 4.4 million tweets collected during the 2017 German Federal Election to examine the role of digital-born1 and legacy news media in online political discussions in Germany. We found that the main public service media organisations, ARD and ZDF, alongside weekly news publications, especially Die Zeit and Der Spiegel, figured very prominently during the German campaign. All four had wider reach and higher levels of audience engagement than other news providers.
Citation: Majó-Vázquez, S., Nurse, J. R., Simon, F., & Nielsen, R. K. (2017). Digital-Born and Legacy News Media on Twitter during the German Federal Election. Oxford, UK.