How Has Economic Uncertainty Been Covered On Television News?

One measure of economic uncertainty is to measure the density of news mentions of "economic" or "economy" near "uncertain" or "uncertainty." This can be combined with additional keywords relating to policy or simply measured as-is. The timeline below shows the number of times these keywords have appeared together on television news across CNN, MSNBC and Fox News over the past decade, showing a sharp reduction beginning in May 2020 and largely fading away in January of this year.

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