Weekly tweets by major American news outlets 2011

This statistic presents the number of tweets that were produced during a sample week by American news outlets main Twitter feeds. During the time of the study, the main Twitter feed of the Washington Post produced 664 tweets.

Number of tweets produced in a week by major media outlets in the United States in 2011

Number of tweets
The Washington Post664
The Huffington Post415
The New York Times391
ABC News316
USA Today205
The Blade (Toledo)184
The Daily Caller144
The Arizona Republic143
The Wall Street Journal104
Fox News48
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Release date

November 2011


United States

Survey time period

February 14-20, 2011

Special properties

Tweets by the media outlet's main Twitter feed

Supplementary notes

Researchers examined the Twitter feeds of 13 major U.S. news sources at three levels, including the main feed representing the news outlet (like @washingtonpost) as well as the feeds of the individual journalists who had the largest number of Twitter followers. In all, then, 37 different Twitter feeds were studied. A total of 3,646 tweets were examined from the week of February 14-20, 2011 (2,969 main organizational tweets and 677 journalist tweets.) In addition, that content was compared with 972 stories found on the original platforms of those news outlets from the same week.

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