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Visualizing Eight Years Of Twitter's Evolution: 2012-2019

Earlier this year we explored in depth Twitter's evolution from 2012 to 2018. Many of you have asked how Twitter…

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How 'Quid Pro Quo' Is Being Covered In The Media

The phrase "quid pro quo" leapt into the popular lexicon in September with the Ukraine story. Over the past decade…

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'Us' vs. 'Them': Media's Pronouns Have Changed Post-Mueller

The media increasingly lament a "divided" and ever-more "partisan" nation, with television news mentions of such words surging since the…

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Assessing 'Ourside' Language And In-Group/Out-Group Dynamics On Twitter

How does in-group and out-group language use on Twitter compare with the strong trends found on television news? The timeline…

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The Hong Kong Protests Are Receiving A Quarter Of The Coverage Of Climate Change

Despite reaching a national crisis point, the Hong Kong protests receive on a typical day just a quarter of the…

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Inequality And Wealth Coverage Eclipses Climate Change

For all the wall-to-wall coverage of climate change protests, rumblings of Nobel Prizes and a steady stream of other awards…

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We're Talking Less About Wealth And Inequality Than We Did During The Recession

For all the political discussion today about inequality and the widening income disparity between the rich and the rest of…

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ISIS Is Getting Less And Less Media Coverage

The Islamic State / ISIS shot to media fame starting in June 2014, but since the end of 2017 has…

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Using Google's Cloud Inference API To Explore The Natural Language API's Annotations Of 100 Million News Articles

Last month we unveiled the Global Entity Graph (GEG), a massive dataset of more than 11 billion entity annotations over…

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'Women' Have Been Mentioned More Than 'Men' In The News Since Fall 2011

From the July 2009 start of the TV data through Fall 2011, the word "women" was mentioned around 10% more…

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Tracing The History Of The Phrase 'Ratioed'

The term "ratioed" has slowly entered the digital lexicon, but when did it first rise to prominence? The timeline below…

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New York Times: Which Democrats Are Leading the 2020 Presidential Race?

The New York Times' look at the 2020 Democratic field uses the TV Explorer to examine media coverage of the…

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Epstein, Weinstein, Kavanaugh Coverage: What the Numbers Show

Project Veritas' release earlier this week of a recording of "Good Morning America" anchor Amy Robach raising concerns over ABC's…

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MSNBC Halted Use Of 'Right-Wing' While Fox News Ramps Up Use Of 'Left-Wing'

A curious thing happened in July 2014: MSNBC, which had consistently used the term "right-wing" three times as much as…

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'Millennials' Emerged In The News In 2011 And Became Popular At The End Of 2013

The words "millennial OR millennials" have become household terms today, but when did they first come into prominence? The timeline…

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The Term 'Snowflake' Came Into Media Popularity On Fox News In The Aftermath Of Trump's Election

The term "snowflake" has become a catch-all used to criticize millennials, but when did the term come into being? The…

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The Phrase 'OK Boomer' Entered The Media Lexicon Last Week

Tracing global online news coverage use of "OK Boomer" shows it first entered the news lexicon last week beginning on…

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In 'Woke' Era, Is Scandal Coverage Tied to the Accused's Politics?

As voters head to the polls in Virginia today, three men at the top of state government there remain in…

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Assessing 'Ourside' Language And In-Group/Out-Group Dynamics In Television News Using Ngrams

Earlier this year we released an ngrams dataset consisting of unigrams and bigrams for a dozen television news stations dating…

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Global Entity Graph (GEG) Neural Sentiment Dataset Now Available In BigQuery

The Global Entity Graph's (GEG) Neural Sentiment Dataset is now available as BigQuery table, making it possible to merge with…

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We've Been Talking More About 'Corruption' Since Trump's Election

Mentions of "corruption OR corrupt" have increased substantially since Trump's rise in 2016 and especially since his election and inauguration…

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We're Talking A Lot More About The White House In The Trump Era

Mentions of the "White House" have surged since Donald Trump's election, as seen in the timeline below, showing television news…

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GEG: Comparing Classical Bag-Of-Word And Neural Sentiment Algorithms

Last month as part of the Global Entity Graph (GEG) we released a dataset of neurally-derived document-level sentiment scores for…

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We've Stopped Talking About Protectionism

Beginning in early 2016 with the leadup to the US presidential election that year, mentions of "protectionist OR protectionism" surged…