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News Avoidance during the Covid-19 Crisis: Understanding Information Overload

Overview of attention for article published in Digital Journalism, August 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 750)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
13 news outlets
blogs
4 blogs
twitter
186 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
reddit
1 Redditor

Citations

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16 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
60 Mendeley
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Title
News Avoidance during the Covid-19 Crisis: Understanding Information Overload
Published in
Digital Journalism, August 2021
DOI 10.1080/21670811.2021.1957967
Authors

Kiki de Bruin, Yael de Haan, Rens Vliegenthart, Sanne Kruikemeier, Mark Boukes

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 60 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 60 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 8 13%
Student > Bachelor 7 12%
Researcher 5 8%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 8%
Unspecified 4 7%
Other 14 23%
Unknown 17 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 24 40%
Unspecified 4 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 3 5%
Psychology 3 5%
Arts and Humanities 2 3%
Other 5 8%
Unknown 19 32%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 253. 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 26 July 2022.
All research outputs
#109,037
of 21,795,229 outputs
Outputs from Digital Journalism
#4
of 750 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,283
of 341,211 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Digital Journalism
#1
of 28 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,795,229 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 750 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 19.8. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 99% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 28 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.