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Only “sheep” trust journalists? How citizens’ self-perceptions shape their approach to news

Overview of attention for article published in New Media & Society, June 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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2 news outlets
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1 blog
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51 tweeters
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Title
Only “sheep” trust journalists? How citizens’ self-perceptions shape their approach to news
Published in
New Media & Society, June 2021
DOI 10.1177/14614448211018160
Authors

Jacob L Nelson, Seth C Lewis

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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 57. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 July 2021.
All research outputs
#476,558
of 18,240,594 outputs
Outputs from New Media & Society
#127
of 1,706 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#8,265
of 219,689 outputs
Outputs of similar age from New Media & Society
#1
of 17 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 18,240,594 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 97th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,706 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 19.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its peers.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 219,689 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its contemporaries.
We're also able to compare this research output to 17 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its contemporaries.