ITM Web Conf.
Volume 33, 2020International Conference on ICT enhanced Social Sciences and Humanities (ICTeSSH 2020)
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Section||Digital Tools and Infrastructures|
|Published online||14 August 2020|
Media-Analytics.org: A Resource to Research Language Usage by News Media Outlets
ECL, Otago Polytechnic 9054 Dunedin New Zealand
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Most citizens in modern liberal democracies regularly consume news media content to inform themselves about current affairs. Thus, content analysis of news and opinion articles from popular media outlets can provide rich insight about the cultural milieu where such textual artifacts originated. Combining computational tools for content analysis with human led finesse can help an analyst exploit the capabilities of scalable computational methods while also leveraging human skills and expertise to guide the analysis. This work introduces an online tool, the http://media-analytics.org website, that empowers researchers by providing modern analytics tools to study language usage in textual content from news and opinion articles of major media outlets. Due to the diachronic nature of news articles, the Media-Analytics.org website allows the exploration of temporal dynamics in word frequency usage and strength of association between word pairs. It is the hope of the author that these tools can help other researchers gain insights about the temporal flux in language usage by major news media organizations.
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