Digital News and the Consumption of Political Information
In this chapter, Sandra González-Bailón and me present a strategy to move beyond metaphors and obtain metrics that can help us analyze patterns of news consumption as they change across national contexts, demographic groups, and digital platforms. Our focus is on audience behavior and, in particular, on how much overlap news sources have in the audiences they share. We use that overlap to build audience networks that allow us to determine the strength of fragmentation in news consumption.
Citation: “Digital News and the Consumption of Political Information”, with Sandra González-Bailón in Graham, M., Dutton, W. H., (eds.). 2019. Society and the Internet, 2nd edition, Oxford: OUP.