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Researchers analyzed more than 300,000 local news stories on Facebook. Here’s what they found.

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Researchers analyzed more than 300,000 local news stories on Facebook. Here’s what they found.

Nieman Lab - Matthew Weber, Peter Andringa, and Philip M. Napoli

“59 percent of the stories we were able to categorize served a critical information need…Aside from critical information needs, 31 percent of stories categorized covered sports and 9 percent were obituaries.” Earlier this year, Nieman Lab’s Christine Schmidt conducted an informal analysis of the …

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