ATNIX: Australian Twitter News Index

Project dates: 2012 - Ongoing

The Australian Twitter News Index (ATNIX) has reported on patterns in the sharing of Australian news content through Twitter since 2012; it tracks the sharing of links to some 35 Australian news outlets on Twitter on a continuous basis. ATNIX has documented the overall stability of Australian Twitter users’ preferences for specific news sources (especially ABC News and the Sydney Morning Herald), tested the overlap in content-sharing audiences between news outlets with different editorial and ideological orientations, and reported on the most popular news stories during specific timeframes. The ATNIX Twitter account (@_ATNIX_) posts half-daily, daily, and weekly updates on trending Australian news stories, and ATNIX also provides an interactive dashboard with live and historical data on sharing patterns for Australian news, at http://bit.ly/_ATNIX_ and below. More information about ATNIX and its dataset is available here.

 


Chief Investigators

Publications

  • Bruns, Axel (2018) Gatewatching and news curation: Journalism, social media, and the public sphere (Digital Formations, Volume 113) Digital Formations.
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