Tweeting about terror: A World Systems Theory approach to comparing international newspaper coverage online
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.
International Communication Gazette
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Roman, N., Alkazemi, M. F., & Stewart, M. C. (2020). Tweeting about terror: A World Systems Theory approach to comparing international newspaper coverage online. International Communication Gazette, 82(6), 507–525. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748048519825993