What can we learn from 4.5 Lakh Tweets by three English news channels in India?

We're big fans of
informed decisions,

And now, we'd like you to make one.

In each slide, we will present you a glimpse of our findings. We want you to see the numbers carefully, see what they mean and what consequences they represent.  After you've done that, For example, click this button to give a point to CNN:

At the end of this little trip, you'll have a better idea of which news channel you should follow.

#1. Decide what amount of news works for you

How many tweets did each channel put out during this period? Decide how much of your feed should be news. Does more news make you feel like you'd be more well informed, or would you rather see only the most important headlines?
Psst: Quantity may not equal quality.

#2. Remember that social media depends on your interaction

How many tweets did each channel put out during this period? Decide how much of your feed should be news. Does more news make you feel like you'd be more well informed, or would you rather see only the most important headlines?
Psst: Quantity may not equal quality.

#3. What kind of language did they use?

Rahul...

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This fourth pillar of democracy exists to keep a check on those in authority. The kind of language that reports use plays an important role in shaping your perception. Certain words make for better news, and certain words manufacture more engagement. We compared the words used to describe two major leaders, one in the majority and one in the opposition.

Modi...

#4. How long
did they talk about...

We picked a couple of major stories from this period and looked at how long did they talk about them. Was the volume of reporting consistent, or did it change drastically over time? Which channels reported on them longer than others?

#5. How much did they talk about...

Farmers

NDTV (2091 out of 156200)

1.34%

CNN (1233 out of 97286)

1.27%

Republic (1589 out of 210300)

0.75%

CNN (4653 out of 97286)

11.6%

Republic (5866 out of 210300)

11.1%

NDTV (5370 out of 156200)

8.94%

Defence

Education

CNN (11322 out of 97286)

1.34%

NDTV (13970 out of 156200)

1.27%

Republic (23353 out of 210300)

0.75%

Republic (5507 out of 210300)

2.61%

CNN (2386 out of 97286)

2.45%

NDTV (715 out of 156200)

0.45%

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Now that you've gone through all the categories, lets find out

What channel would suit you best?

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