Mapping The Extended Moral Foundations Dictionary (eMFD) "care_sent" Score For Television News In 2020

Using the new Extended Moral Foundations Dictionary scores for television news, it is trivial to map how the moral foundations of television news have changed over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. Below is a timeline of the "care_sent" measure on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News since the start of this year, showing how the year opened low, increased linearly through February 4, decreased through mid-Feb, increased through Feb. 20 and has continued steadily through present.

For a deeper explanation of how to properly score these dimensions, see the scoring guide from the eMFD team!