On January 7 the world was shocked by the horrible attack on French satirical newspaper, Charlie Hebdo, which quickly became the major news topic, producing lots of stories, both emotional and level-headed.
Pretty much every media outlet was concerned: the tragedy claimed lives of 12 people and raised once again a discussion about free speech.
Everyone was on equal terms, so we decided to find out who did best in covering the attack.
As it turned out, there is a very close competition between The Guardian and The New York Times in terms of citations: both were cited just over 500 times. The Guardian, though, wins on shares, placed second after The Huffington Post, which is expected to be first.
However, two of The Guardian’s stories are the most shared on the web, with another article making it to the top-10.
To help you see how articles, outlets and writers connect with each other, we drew dotted lines. For instance, it is easy to track how live broadcast by six of The Guardian writers (second most cited article) got cited 45 times, making these writers one of the most cited ones as well.
Stay tuned for new researches!