Convergence of media attention across 129 countries

Jisun An, Hassan Aldarbesti, Haewoon Kwak

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to assess the longitudinal trends of media similarity and dissimilarity on the international scale. As news value has well-established political, cultural, and economic consequences, the degree to which media coverage and content is converging across countries has implications for international relations. To study this convergence, we use the daily data of the 100 topics that were over-reported in each country, compared to other countries, from March 7 to October 9, 2016. The results of this analysis indicate that two complementary patterns–globalization and domestication–explain the media attention across the countries. We conclude that this attention can be driven not only by geographical closeness but also by more complex dimensions, such as historical relationships. Also, although a group of countries often have common media attention, their similarity level depends on time and topic.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Informatics - 9th International Conference, SocInfo 2017, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages159-168
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319672557
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event9th International Conference on Social Informatics, SocInfo 2017 - Oxford, United Kingdom
Duration: 13 Sep 201715 Sep 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10540 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other9th International Conference on Social Informatics, SocInfo 2017
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityOxford
Period13/9/1715/9/17

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Keywords

  • Domestication
  • Globalization
  • Media attention
  • Media convergence
  • Tensor factorization
  • Unfiltered News

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

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An, J., Aldarbesti, H., & Kwak, H. (2017). Convergence of media attention across 129 countries. In Social Informatics - 9th International Conference, SocInfo 2017, Proceedings (pp. 159-168). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 10540 LNCS). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-67256-4_14