Somehow I don’t think we ever quite got around to posting this: a couple of months ago, two research publications by my QUT colleague Jean Burgess and myself appeared in Journalism Studies and Journalism Practice within two days of each other. The first of these is a methodology article which outlines how our methods for Twitter research may be used by journalists and journalism researchers; it’s based on the paper we presented at the Future of Journalism conference in Cardiff in September 2011. More details are here:
Axel Bruns and Jean Burgess. “Researching News Discussion on Twitter: New Methodologies.” Journalism Studies 22 Mar. 2012.
The other paper goes back a little further, and presents our analysis of the use of Twitter during the 2010 Australian federal election. It appears in a special issue of Journalism Practice, guest-edited by Einar Thorsen, on the online reporting of elections – many thanks to Einar for the invitation to submit a paper. Here’s the article:
Jean Burgess and Axel Bruns. “(Not) the Twitter Election: The Dynamics of the #ausvotes Conversation in Relation to the Australian Media Ecology.” Journalism Practice 20 Mar. 2012.
(Neither of those two issues have been formally released as issues yet, but articles are already available online through the journals’ forthcoming articles listings.)