Data● Whole year of (2012) NYTimes newspaperstories :– Stories both in front page and inside.● Number of times each of these stories...– was tweeted.– was posted on FB.●  http://www.nytimes.com/pages/todayspaper/
Data● For each story:– Category: nytimes.com/date/category/headline– Part of front page: 0 or 1– FB posts: #– Tweets: #
Daily ranking● For each day, check the overlap between:– Front page stories.– Top stories on Twitter and Facebook.
Results● Most popular story of the day on Twitter:– Appeared 147/366 times on the front page.● Most popular story of the day on Facebook:– Appeared 73/366 times on the front page.
Summarizing...● Little overlap between front page news andtop social news.● While editors pick hard news for the frontpage, users are rather into softer news.
Thoughts● Its hard to imagine front pages where newsabout science, technology, or fashionpredominate.● But would this “modernization” really helpsell more newspapers when the dailycirculation is declining?
Thoughts● Recency of news: how many hours had pastsince the news broke?● e.g., the Boston Marathon bombing ranked7th the next day on Facebook, and wouldntmake the front page.