The Very Different Views Of "Economic Uncertainty" On General And Business Television News

How can we measure the degree of "economic uncertainty" being expressed in the news each day? Scholars like Alexopoulos & Cohen and Baker, Bloom & Davis have constructed simple narrative indicators of economic uncertainty by looking for the keywords "economy/economic" and "uncertain/uncertainty" appearing together in media coverage as an indicator of press attention to an uncertain economic climate. What might this measure look like on television news?

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