Swedish online news articles 2014-2015 - News content dataset

SND-ID: snd1004-1. Version: 1.0. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5878/002853


Creator/Principal investigator(s)

Research principal

University of Gothenburg - Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG) rorId


The study contains news articles which have been shared on Facebook and Twitter over time.


To study what news articles are shared on Facebook and Twitter over time.

This dataset contains 953,069 news articles (title, URL, social shares) from the 12 largest Swedish news sites during 20 months, from February 2014 to October 2015.
Method and outcome

Unit of analysis

Time Method

Sampling procedure

Total universe/Complete enumeration
All news articles (news, editorials, debate articles, culture articles) from the news sites RSS feeds were included. Sports and entertainment were excluded. Custom software was used.

Time period(s) investigated

2014-02-08 – 2015-10-01



Data format / data structure

Data collection
  • Time period(s) for data collection: 2014-02-08 – 2015-10-01
  • Source of the data: Communications: Public, Communications
Geographic coverage

Geographic spread

Geographic location: Sweden

Administrative information

Responsible department/unit

Department of Journalism, Media and Communication (JMG)

Topic and keywords

Research area

Social sciences (Standard för svensk indelning av forskningsämnen 2011)

Media, communication and language (CESSDA Topic Classification)

Published: 2017-01-12
Last updated: 2021-11-11