Nieman Journalism Lab

Season 2010 Episode 05.14.10

Jure Leskovec on meme-tracking and the dynamics of the news cycle

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Stanford's Jure Leskovec studies the Internet news cycle -- "the set of temporal patterns by which news grows and fades over time." He and his team analyzed around 1.6 million mainstream media sites and blogs over three months; their findings shows a distinct "heartbeat"-like pattern in the MSM/blog relationship.moreless

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