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Media Cloud lets you analyze news coverage across the Internet for different media organizations (ex. New York Times, BBC, CNN, Aljazeera etc.) and visualize this information as graph charts to compare who covers what.

From the page:

Media Cloud is a system that lets you see the flow of the media. The Internet is fundamentally altering the way that news is produced and distributed, but there are few comprehensive approaches to understanding the nature of these changes. Media Cloud automatically builds an archive of news stories and blog posts from the web, applies language processing, and gives you ways to analyze and visualize the data.

You can view 3 types of charts for each media source:

  1. Most mentioned terms in each source.
  2. Top 10 most used keywords in stories that contain a particular keyword (i.e. Obama).
  3. Geographical areas with less and more coverage.

To view a chart, first select chart type, enter up to 3 media sources (start typing and select from suggestions) and press “Submit Query”.

Below is the visualization of news trends for two mainstream media organizations: New York Times and CNN.

Most mentioned news terms

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Most covered geographical areas. Darker areas receive the most attention

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Features:

  • Helps you analyze the flow of Internet news for different media organizations.
  • Visualize information as charts for each media source.
  • Check out most mentioned terms in each media source.
  • View top 10 most used keywords in stories that contain a particular keyword (eg. bailout).
  • See most covered geographical areas.
  • Free, no sign up.

Visit Media Cloud @ www.mediacloud.org

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