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Sunday Alcohol Sales Tweets

Wednesday, September 30, 2015  
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Who says the media don’t take sides on issues like Sunday alcohol sales?


Here's a Sunday alcohol sales Twitter overview from the media cheap seats on Wednesday's hearing in the House Public Policy Committee.


On overall balance, the winner is Katie Heinz at RTV6. Others on balance? Not so much.


Top three Tweeters mentioning Kroger most often:

Most balanced and representative tweetsKatie Heinz at RTV6 in Indianapolis (31 tweets with even representation from those who testified)


Most prolific throughout the hearing  – Tony Cook at The Indianapolis Star (72 tweets and RTs –9 tweets for Kroger, 8 tweets for Big Red, 4 for the Indiana State Chamber, 2 for the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers, 2 for Walmart, 1 for the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking)


Most unbalanced or one-side tweets on the issue – Kevin Rader at WTHR in Indianapolis (89 tweets and mentioned Kroger by name in 11 tweets)


Loneliest tweeter – Jim Shella from WISH TV, who posted only 5 tweets with one carrying a link to his blog update online


Other Sunday Alcohol Sales Tweets Roundup


  • James Gherardi (Fox59 Indianapolis) – 25 tweets and mostly mentioned Big Box retailer testimony
  • Niki Kelly (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette) – 23 tweets
  • Eric Berman (WIBC Radio in Indianapolis) – 20 tweets
  • Lauryn Schroeder (Associated Press Indianapolis) – 8 tweets
  • Chelsea Schneider (Evansville Courier & Press) – 7 tweets

Missed the tweets? Just search Twitter for #sundaysales or #INsundaysales and decide for yourself.

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