Published manuscript Twitter Thread Introduction I summarize here a published study co-authored with Eric Kaufmann where we examine longitudinally the prevalence of terms denoting far-right and far-left political extremism in more than 30 million written news and opinion articles from 54 news media outlets popular in the United States and the United Kingdom.
Great study! Can you post the data from Figure 4? This would be useful for further analysis.
I did this same study for the Danish media in 2013. I only published it in Danish, but I found just about the same results you guys did wrt. relative mentions. I used data 2003-2013, and no time trend analysis.
Hi David, thanks for this. Know anybody looking to hire for data analysis?
This is an interesting set of data, but I would be more interested to see how often the extreme terms are used compared to less defined terms. It seems like the left leaning media says "far-right" when talking about extreme views, while more conservative media just calls liberal extreme views "the left." Conservative news sources just lump them all in one basket, which is more actually bias since you are defining an entire movement by the extreme periphery.