Title

Tweeting about terror: A World Systems Theory approach to comparing international newspaper coverage online

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

10-1-2020

Subject Area

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Abstract

This study looks at news coverage of terrorist attacks on Twitter over a five-year period. It examines Twitter accounts of three US and three UK elite newspapers. This study found that terrorist attacks in core countries received more attention than attacks in non-core countries. Also, this study revealed that just three terrorist attacks: January and November 2015 Paris attacks and Brussels 2016 bombings, accounted for nearly a half of the overall US and UK tweets examined in this study.

Publication Title

International Communication Gazette

Volume

82

Issue

6

First Page

507

Last Page

525

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/1748048519825993

ISSN

17480485

E-ISSN

17480493

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