The Labs Report – AOC, Hope Hicks and Elizabeth Warren
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Labs Report, your one-stop, data-driven shop to quickly get up to speed on the week’s most important and influential articles, stories and authors.
Here’s what was trending on Twitter from May 23rd to May 29th, 2019.
The Five Most-Talked-About News Stories of the Week
- Hope Hicks Left the White House. Now She Must Decide Whether to Talk to Congress | The New York Times
- While teaching, Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters, charging as much as $675 an hour | The Washington Post
- These three little words are a big turn-on (Hint: It’s not ‘I love you’) | The New York Post
- In reversal from 2016, McConnell says he would fill a potential Supreme Court vacancy in 2020 | CNN
- Trump Administration Hardens Its Attack on Climate Science | The New York Times
For the past few weeks, the recent flurry of restrictive abortion bills passed across the country dominated the most-talked-about news stories. This week, however, politics took over, with stories on Hope Hicks’ upcoming date with Congress, climate science policies, the race for 2020 and a Supreme Court vacancy taking the top spots. The one outlier of the week came in the form of an article from The New York Post around how Americans are spending their nights when they aren’t tuned into C-SPAN.
The 10 Most Influential Authors of the Week
- The New York Times
- Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1)
- The Washington Post
- Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC)
- Reuters Top News
- NBC News
- CNN en Español
This week’s list of most influential authors saw minimal movement, with the same top four as the previous week. Thanks to her plethora of popular Tweets this week, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) is back in the top five, with the usual suspects rounding out the rest of our top ten.
The Five Most Shared Tweets of the Week
Providing commentary on all the big issues of the week, AOC is responsible for four of the five most shared Tweets of the week.
1. AOC weighs in on The New York Times’ depiction of Hope Hicks’ upcoming choice
2. AOC comments on the propagation of doctored videos
3. A look into the treatment of migrant children detained at the border
4. AOC defends the career choices of Democratic hopeful Elizabeth Warren
5. AOC’s tongue-in-cheek promotion of her work around a national living wage
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Methodology: The data which drives this series, provided by the Zignal Labs platform, is informed by a 10% sampling of Twitter activity around news stories published from May 23, 2019 to May 29, 2019. Stories are published by 25 of the most highly-read publications across the country (based on circulation data), including: ABC News, Bloomberg, The Boston Globe, CBS News, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, The Dallas Morning News, The Denver Post, Fox News, The Houston Chronicle, Huffington Post, The LA Times, MSNBC, NBC News, The New York Daily News, The New York Post, The New York Times, Newsday, Reuters, The Seattle Times, The Star Tribune, The Tampa Bay News, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.
The “Top 5 Most-Talked-About Stories of the Week” are the five stories from the above-mentioned publications that received the most mentions across Twitter from May 23, 2019 to May 29, 2019, ranked by number of mentions from that date range.
The “Top 10 Most Influential Authors of the Week “ are the ten authors who saw the most engagement on Twitter around Tweets related to news stories published by the above-mentioned publications from May 23, 2019 to May 29, 2019, ranked by number of engagements from that date range.
The “Top Five Most Shared Tweets of the Week” are the five Tweets, related to news stories published by the above-mentioned publications from May 23, 2019 to May 29, 2019, that received the most Retweets, ranked by number of Retweets from that date range.