The information cycle is the progression of media coverage of a newsworthy event. Understanding the information cycle can help you determine what kind of information you are likely to find about your topic.
The infographic below illustrates the Information Cycle.
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Television, Social Media, and the Web
Weekly Popular Magazines and News Magazines
Academic, Scholarly Journals