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Altmetric to provide expanded mainstream media tracking

Cat Williams, 14th May 2015

One of the things that our users seem to like most about our data is the fact that it’s easy to explore where a piece of academic research has been mentioned in a news outlet. Crucially, it helps authors to understand where in the world there is interest in their work, and offers an opportunity to gather insight into the public attention it is receiving beyond the academic sphere.

We’re therefore really excited to share that we have started working on a project that sees us partnering with news aggregator Moreover Technologies to provide further expanded mainstream media mentions tracking across the Altmetric database and tools.

At present, Altmetric monitors a manually curated list of over 1,300 news outlets from around the world, searching for mentions of research outputs. The new partnership with Moreover will help us to expand our coverage to over 80,000 news outlets – alongside the existing manually curated list.

Advanced and comprehensive reporting on the coverage academic research is receiving in the media.

We gather news mentions of research outputs from our manually curated outlets using a mixture of tracking HTML links and text-mining.

Building on this technology, Moreover’s daily feed of over 2 million news articles from over 100 countries will enable us to offer the most advanced and comprehensive reporting on the coverage that academic research is receiving in the media.

 

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All news mentions will continue to be displayed on the ‘News’ tab of Altmetric details pages, along with a snippet of text from the article.

A unique mixture of manual and automated media tracking.

By displaying news mentions about scholarly content we hope to give authors, institutions, publishers, and funders a comprehensive picture of how a piece of academic work is being communicated to a broader audience – and to help them easily monitor, demonstrate and report on this attention.

20 Responses to “Altmetric to provide expanded mainstream media tracking”

@WileyLibINFO
May 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

Altmetric to offer expanded mainstream media tracking: http://t.co/DLuHtHovXn #altmetrics #scicomm #highered #oa #libchat via @altmetric

Scott Matthewman (@scottm)
May 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

At @altmetric, we're going to start tracking scholarly mentions throughout over 80,000 news sources via Moreover http://t.co/UzS7n05pon

Adrian Stanley (@AdrianStanley13)
May 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

Congrats Altmetric over 80,000 new news sources to be tracked, Awesome donutastic https://t.co/gLbU1Nb1NA

timohannay (@timohannay)
May 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

@altmetric adds Moreover's 80,000 news sources to its index: http://t.co/MbgCv8JSA9 Congrats! :)

Bianca Kramer (@MsPhelps)
May 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

Tracking media coverage of research output:@Altmetric partners w/@moreovertech to add 80,000 news sources http://t.co/Clf8AVaIBT #altmetrics

Ricardo Mairal Usón (@rmairal)
May 14, 2015 at 12:00 am

InvestigaUNED: Altmetric to offer expanded mainstream media tracking http://t.co/ukHgR9L2s1  https://t.co/uBkUpI0ERh

@pdjewell
May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

This will help #academic #librarians assisting researchers Altmetric to provide expanded mainstream media tracking | http://t.co/8kKkJHiRgp

[…] Altmetric to offer expanded mainstream media tracking – Nicht uninteressant, wenn auch sicher in der Masse nicht so relevant – aber Altmetrics bietet erweitertes Tracking über Fachjournalse hinaus an und hat eine Reihe von "Mainstream-Medien" in die Kooperation geholt. Erstaunlicherweise auch deutsche Medien wie Die Welt, Tagesspiegel, Wirtschaftswoche – aber der eingeblendete Textteil ist so klein, dass er wohl nicht ins LSR fällt. […]

Helena (@Helena_LB)
May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

.@altmetric partners with @moreovertech to expand their mainstream media tracking to cover 80k news outlets http://t.co/2mAIjdcoxG

@JHeditor
May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

Gathering more mainstream media impact via @altmetric with @moreovertech http://t.co/4iV9KKS2On

Andy Tattersall (@Andy_Tattersall)
May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

Altmetric to provide expanded mainstream media tracking http://t.co/vyfk8ylq5S

Kirk Englehardt (@kirkenglehardt)
May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

.@Altmetric is getting into the mainstream media tracking business. Thoughts? http://t.co/TX2ls6YHtD #scicomm

Impactstory (@Impactstory)
May 15, 2015 at 12:00 am

.@Altmetric tracking 80k additional news outlets for mentions of academic articles: http://t.co/rbdVruBpTm #altmetrics #scijournalism

Science journalism (@sci_journalism)
May 16, 2015 at 12:00 am

Altmetric to provide expanded mainstream media tracking | http://t.co/OdYHjVLqvx http://t.co/R03FPgYdjW

Dr. Paige Jarreau (@FromTheLabBench)
May 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

Altmetric to provide expanded mainstream media tracking http://t.co/VVdDpndHru

Ncl Lib SAgE Liaison (@ncllibsage)
May 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

Altmetric to expand mainstream media tracking to over 80k news outlets http://t.co/dDNRFEu1Nr

Lou Woodley (@LouWoodley)
May 18, 2015 at 12:00 am

Expanded mainstream media tracking for @altmetric http://t.co/YLduBlDyHe

@terrenceads
May 22, 2015 at 12:00 am

Altmetric to provide expanded mainstream media tracking http://t.co/IrINga7Bvq @habib @herrison

Euan Adie (@Stew)
July 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

.@raulpacheco I'll write a blog post! If's from the internal data from this project: http://t.co/Uh7EGflFdz

Euan Adie (@Stew)
July 23, 2015 at 12:00 am

@julieatyalelib @scholarlykitchn internal data from this project http://t.co/Uh7EGflFdz (the %age is of all news from the Moreover feed)

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