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What do people learn from following the news? A diary study on the influence of media use on knowledge of current news stories

Overview of attention for article published in European Journal of Communication, December 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#16 of 501)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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62 tweeters

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15 Mendeley
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Title
What do people learn from following the news? A diary study on the influence of media use on knowledge of current news stories
Published in
European Journal of Communication, December 2020
DOI 10.1177/0267323120978724
Authors

Kathleen Beckers, Peter Van Aelst, Pascal Verhoest, Leen d’Haenens

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 15 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Lecturer 4 27%
Researcher 3 20%
Professor 3 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 7%
Student > Master 1 7%
Other 2 13%
Unknown 1 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 9 60%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 13%
Computer Science 1 7%
Psychology 1 7%
Sports and Recreations 1 7%
Other 1 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 41. 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 22 February 2021.
All research outputs
#637,836
of 17,975,824 outputs
Outputs from European Journal of Communication
#16
of 501 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,846
of 409,911 outputs
Outputs of similar age from European Journal of Communication
#1
of 9 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 17,975,824 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 96th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 501 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% 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 409,911 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 94% of its contemporaries.
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