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Published on January 15th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos


Tesla Headlines This Week: 50 Positive, 25 Negative, 25 Neutral — #Pravduh About #Tesla Report 19

January 15th, 2019 by  


This past week was one of the most positive and least negative we have had so far with regards to Tesla headlines in the mainstream media, but it doesn’t actually break any records. There were a few unusual things about the news coverage this week. For example, Bloomberg was extremely positive. That said, a lot of news can’t be categorized easily in a topic group of recurring headlines, and more so when not related to Tesla stock. Two good examples this week:

“Yes, You Can Tour Santa Barbara Wineries In A Tesla. Here’s How.”


“Here’s how a Tesla and SpaceX crossover could pave the way for flying taxis.”

The author of that second article has not been keeping up with Elon Musk’s interviews, as flying cars is exactly the kind of thing Elon thinks we should avoid. The only two exceptions being the Tesla Roadster 2.5 with the SpaceX package, that may or may not slightly levitate, and the special original Tesla Roadster with a full SpaceX Falcon 9 package and complimentary Starman suit currently floating about in the solar system.

On the subject of the #Pravduh about #Tesla report, we are making a change to our Positive, Negative, and Neutral by Week charts. From now on, instead of displaying all the weeks at once, which started to become a bit cluttered, we will only show the past 10 weeks. We will also include charts showing months rather than weeks. We might still include an overview of all weeks in the quarterly and yearly reports.

We are also changing the name of the “What Changed With Tesla Last Week?” section to “Under-Reported Tesla News Last Week.”

Remember that each week we are sharing the raw data (headlines and scores). You can scan through yourself if you want to double check our findings or just see the headlines. And you can check out our own Tesla stories for more context and comparison. For details on our methodology and broader context about this weekly analysis, see our previous Pravduh About Tesla report.

#Pravduh About #Tesla
Report #19 (January 5–11)

The next matter on our itinerary is tracking the authors who covered this news. While the whole list is too long to put here since there are many authors who have written just one piece about Tesla, here are the authors who published more than 12 articles about Tesla since we started tracking on September 1st, ranked from least positive to most positive:

For this entire section, note: At major media outlets, there are often headline writers who control this part of articles, but we find tracking the authors is also interesting and potentially useful for considering what kind of stories the authors tend to write.

Under-Reported Tesla News Last Week

Adding onto the summary in the intro, here’s a summary of Tesla news and potential news ordered by day:

  • Avis in Norway receives massive fleet of Tesla vehicles (7 Jan)
  • Tesla Summon+ (Advanced Summon) getting regulatory pushback (10 Jan)

Some Sneaky Headlines Last Week

  • In China, Elon Musk Felt the Love That Was Missing at Home (Bloomberg)
  • Elon Musk’s Unlikely Partnership With Old Japan Is Blossoming, For Now (Bloomberg)
  • Elon Musk Sees a Future in China for Tesla, and It’s Muddy (Bloomberg)
  • Tesla to retire lowest-priced vehicles (Yahoo)
  • Musk tweets that Tesla will crop cheapest versions of Teslas (USA Today)

The more these #Pravduh About #Tesla reports get shared online through social media, the more people will take notice. If there is an ongoing heavily negative slant about Tesla in certain outlets — even as Tesla has so much positive news to share — people should be aware of this and approach each new story with that in mind.

Again, here is the data from this past week in case you want to have a closer look at the raw data.

For details on our methodology and broader context about this weekly analysis, see our previous Pravduh About Tesla report. 


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About the Author

Chanan grew up in a multicultural, multi-lingual environment that often gives him a unique perspective on a variety of topics. He is always in thought about big picture topics like AI, quantum physics, philosophy, Universal Basic Income, climate change, sci-fi concepts like the singularity, misinformation, and the list goes on. Currently, he is studying creative media & technology but already has diplomas in environmental sciences as well as business & management. His goal is to discourage linear thinking, bias, and confirmation bias whilst encouraging out-of-the-box thinking and helping people understand exponential progress. Chanan is very worried about his future and the future of humanity. That is why he has a tremendous admiration for Elon Musk and his companies, foremost because of their missions, philosophy, and intent to help humanity and its future. He sees Tesla as one of the few companies that can help us save ourselves from climate change.

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