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News sourcing practices are critical as they shape from whom journalists get their information and what information they obtain, mostly from elite sources. This study evaluates whether social media platforms expand the range of actors involved in the news through a quantitative content analysis of the sources cited by NPR's Andy Carvin on Twitter during the(More)
1. Attitudes of doctors to the Committee on Safety of Medicines' (CSM) adverse drug reaction (ADR) reporting scheme were investigated in order to assess their understanding of the purposes of the scheme and to identify reasons for failing to report suspected adverse drug reactions. 2. A postal questionnaire and letter of invitation were sent to 500 doctors(More)
AIMS To define by amalgamation of data obtained in contemporaneous case-control studies, the risks associated with individual nonaspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NANSAIDs) according to doses used. METHODS Meta-analysis of individual patient data from three retrospective case-control studies using similar data collection protocols was carried(More)
This study compares the effects of consuming news preference online or offline on political participation. It also examines the variation in these effects between young and older adults. Given that young adults are disproportionately more intensive users of the Internet, Internet use may have varying effects on people's political participation by their age.(More)
The syndrome of infantile spasms, hypsarrhythmia, and mental retardation (West syndrome) is a classical form of epilepsy, occurring in early infancy, which is etiologically heterogeneous. In rare families, West syndrome is an X-linked recessive condition, mapped to Xp11.4-Xpter (MIM 308350). We have identified a multi-generation family from Western Canada(More)
This study seeks to understand how community newspaper editors negotiate the professional complexities posed by citizen journalism*a phenomenon that, even in the abstract, would appear to undermine their gatekeeping control over content. Through interviews with 29 newspaper editors in Texas, we find that some editors either favor or disfavor the use of(More)
This paper presents a case study on the use of sources by National Public Radio's Andy Carvin on Twitter during key periods of the 2011 Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings. It examines the different actor types on the social media platform to reveal patterns of sourcing used by the NPR social media strategist, who emerged as a key broker of information on(More)