Monthly Archives: June 2015

Article accepted by New Media & Society

The famous journal New Media & Society accepted this article for publication:

GeiƟ, Stefan / Leidecker, Melanie / Roessing, Thomas (in print): The interplay between news and search media: How news media trigger searches and edits in Wikipedia. To be published in News media and Society.

In this study, we delve into the phenomenon that traditional TV news have an influence on the readership of Wikipedia. When TV news report on an event (in our case a fatal earthquake), the number of visits to related Wikipedia articles (for eample: Richter magnitude scale) rises. The number of edits the Wikiepda articles receive is also affected by the attention created by the TV news.