The Labs Report – The Power of a Four-Month-Old, A Sporty Couple and Teddy Bear IVs
Welcome to this week’s edition of The Labs Report, your one-stop, data-driven shop to quickly get up to speed on the most important and influential articles, stories and authors of the week.
Here’s what was trending on Twitter from June 13th to June 19th, 2019.
The Five Most-Talked-About News Stories of the Week
- The Youngest Known Child Separated From His Family at the U.S. Border Under Trump | The New York Times
- The Youngest Child Separated From His Family at the Border Was 4 Months Old | The New York Times
- Paul Manafort Seemed Headed to Rikers. Then the Justice Department Intervened | The New York Times
- Trump vows mass immigration arrests, removals of ‘millions of illegal aliens’ starting next week | The Washington Post
- Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has been granted leave from camp to watch wife Julie Ertz in World Cup | CBS News
Three of the week’s most-talked-about stories were centered around the ongoing immigration crisis. Notably, The New York Times’ story about a four-month-old that was separated from his parents at the border took the top two spots, in video and article formats respectively. Other top stories of the week considered Paul Manafort’s journey to prison and a sporty power couple.
The 10 Most Influential Authors of the Week
- The New York Times
- The Washington Post
- Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1)
- NBC News
- Reuters Top News
- CNN en Español
- CNN International
CNN retained the week’s top spot despite producing none of the top five news stories, compared to The New York Times’ three leading pieces. The rest of the list is as expected, with MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin once again surpassing the network for which he works in terms of individual social media influence.
The Five Most Shared Tweets of the Week
A mixed bag this week, the top five most shared tweets of the week cover everything from feel-good stories about the Women’s World Cup and a kid’s invention, to heated commentary around consequences of the immigration crisis at the border.
1. Sporty love (and pointed takes)
2. Knowledge is power
3. Outrage, distilled
4. Drawing parallels
5. Grin and bear it
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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 June 13, 2019 to June 19, 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 June 13, 2019 to June 19, 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 June 13, 2019 to June 19, 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 June 13, 2019 to June 19, 2019, that received the most Retweets, ranked by number of Retweets from that date range.