When it comes to the popular social network Twitter, journalists at traditional and digital news organizations tend to stick together, according to a new report published Thursday from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.
The report, titled “Who Retweets Whom: How Digital and Legacy Journalists Interact on Twitter,” aims to provide a snapshot of how journalists at Web-native and traditional outlets behave on Twitter, the social network known for its brevity. The report tracked five of the most popular political journalists at The New York Times, BuzzFeed and Politico, which represented legacy, digital and hybrid media organizations, respectively, and analyzed 50 retweets from each reporter.
The big takeaway: Journalists at The New York Times were much more likely to retweet journalists at other traditional media organizations, and reporters from BuzzFeed were more likely to retweet journalists from other digital news organizations. Read more