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Media Topics: A Dynamic Network Visualization

Topics in Mainstream Media:
A Dynamic Network Visualization

My doctoral dissertation (defended a few months back) studies a dynamic network of news outlets and the topics they cover over time. It implements a measure of media fragmentation and uses actor-based modeling to evaluate the impact of economic, political, organizational, and structural forces on certain properties of the media agenda. The key factors I look into include popularity, ownership, …

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Geeks Nerds Featured

Truth, beauty, geeks and nerds:
Ngram & Google Insight

Google’s recent launch of Ngram – a service that shows the frequencies of phrases appearing in indexed books – opened up new possibilities for data exploration fun.  A game that data geeks can now play involves comparing the popularity of phrases in books vs. the frequency of their appearance as search terms. Google Insight provides one decent way to trace …

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