Analysing media coverage of
political debates in newspapers,
radio & television
dr. Martijn Kleppe
Erasmus University Rott...
• Introduction
• PoliMedia Data
• PoliMedia Portal
• Conclusion: advantages & challenges
Set-up
Current approach of research
Potential research questions
• How is a person, subject or process covered & visualised by th...
Issues with current approach
+ =Too much
work
(Travel &
manually)
Issues with current approach
+ =
Limited
material and
different
systems
(No images +
selection of
programs)
Main research question
What choices do different media make in the coverage
of people and topics while reporting on debate...
PoliMedia approach
PoliMedia
Portal
- Browse:
debate and
date
- Search:
debate and
person
Newspapers
Television
Radio
Dutc...
Who? – The User
How? - Linking
How? - Interface
PoliMedia Partners
II. PoliMedia Data
Debate data
Dutch Hansard from 1945-1995 or
Staten-Generaal Digitaal
1. Transcripts are made of the complete debates of th...
Media data
• Newspaper articles
– at the National Library of the Netherlands
– kranten.kb.nl
– Many newspapers 1950- 1995 ...
Media data
Kranten.kb.nl
Media data
Media data
Media data
• Radio Bulletins
– Bulletins of National News Agency ANP
– Anp.kb.nl
– All bulletins 1937 - 1984
– Not sound b...
Media data
Anp.kb.nl
Media data
Media data
• Television Programs
– All sorts of television program of Dutch Public
Broadcasting, archived at Netherlands I...
Media data
Academia.nl
Media data
III. PoliMedia Portal
PoliMedia Portal
PoliMedia
Portal
- Browse:
debate and
date
- Search:
debate and
person
Newspapers
Television
Radio
Dutch
...
• One entrance point for three media archives
• Previous research: clean & simple interface
with one search box
• Filters ...
• Positive:
o It works ;)
o 62% Recall and 75 % Precision
This is ok but it will never be 100%
o Eyetracking evaluation: u...
• BUT:
o Not able to make links to television items
- Dependency of metadata & unclear what is in the archive
- Food for f...
Literature
• Juric, D., Hollink, L., & Houben, G. (2013). Discovering links between political
debates and media. The 13th ...
Martijn Kleppe
Erasmus University Rotterdam
kleppe@eshcc.eur.nl
www.polimedia.nl
www.martijnkleppe.nl
@martijnkleppe
Thank...
PoliMedia - Analysing Mediacoverage of political debates in newspapers, radio & television
PoliMedia - Analysing Mediacoverage of political debates in newspapers, radio & television
PoliMedia - Analysing Mediacoverage of political debates in newspapers, radio & television
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PoliMedia - Analysing Mediacoverage of political debates in newspapers, radio & television

  1. 1. Analysing media coverage of political debates in newspapers, radio & television dr. Martijn Kleppe Erasmus University Rotterdam kleppe@eshcc.eur.nl www.martijnkleppe.nl www.polimedia.nl @martijnkleppe
  2. 2. • Introduction • PoliMedia Data • PoliMedia Portal • Conclusion: advantages & challenges Set-up
  3. 3. Current approach of research Potential research questions • How is a person, subject or process covered & visualised by the media? • How do debates and arguments develop over a longer period of time? • Analysing the changing ideas, arguments and presentation in different media
  4. 4. Issues with current approach + =Too much work (Travel & manually)
  5. 5. Issues with current approach + = Limited material and different systems (No images + selection of programs)
  6. 6. Main research question What choices do different media make in the coverage of people and topics while reporting on debates in the Dutch parliament since the first televised evening news in 1956 until 1995?
  7. 7. PoliMedia approach PoliMedia Portal - Browse: debate and date - Search: debate and person Newspapers Television Radio Dutch Hansard
  8. 8. Who? – The User How? - Linking How? - Interface PoliMedia Partners
  9. 9. II. PoliMedia Data
  10. 10. Debate data Dutch Hansard from 1945-1995 or Staten-Generaal Digitaal 1. Transcripts are made of the complete debates of the Dutch parliament 2. Published online by the government on http://www.statengeneraaldigitaal.nl (1814 - 1995) and http://officielebekendmakingen.nl (from 1995) 3. PoliticalMashup project has translated government pdf and txt files into XML, incl URI’s as identifiers, see http://politicalmashup.nl 4. We build on that.
  11. 11. Media data • Newspaper articles – at the National Library of the Netherlands – kranten.kb.nl – Many newspapers 1950- 1995 (but not all newspapers…) – Text + images of newspaper layout – OCR’ed & downloadable
  12. 12. Media data Kranten.kb.nl
  13. 13. Media data
  14. 14. Media data
  15. 15. Media data • Radio Bulletins – Bulletins of National News Agency ANP – Anp.kb.nl – All bulletins 1937 - 1984 – Not sound but only written bulletins (with markings) – OCR’ed & downloadable
  16. 16. Media data Anp.kb.nl
  17. 17. Media data
  18. 18. Media data • Television Programs – All sorts of television program of Dutch Public Broadcasting, archived at Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision – Academia.nl (subscription needed) – Unclear which programs & time period – Videoclips, no transcripts but only (limited) metadata – Not downloadable
  19. 19. Media data Academia.nl
  20. 20. Media data
  21. 21. III. PoliMedia Portal
  22. 22. PoliMedia Portal PoliMedia Portal - Browse: debate and date - Search: debate and person Newspapers Television Radio Dutch Hansard
  23. 23. • One entrance point for three media archives • Previous research: clean & simple interface with one search box • Filters to explore the results • Links to media items at the media archives • (will be fully online in September at www.polimedia.nl) PoliMedia Portal
  24. 24. • Positive: o It works ;) o 62% Recall and 75 % Precision This is ok but it will never be 100% o Eyetracking evaluation: users were satisfied in general IV. Conclusion
  25. 25. • BUT: o Not able to make links to television items - Dependency of metadata & unclear what is in the archive - Food for future research - BRIDGE? - AXES? (www.axes-project.eu) o Aimed at qualitative research. Exploring ways to do quantitative research: Which politician is mentioned most often? Which topic is dominant? IV. Conclusion
  26. 26. Literature • Juric, D., Hollink, L., & Houben, G. (2013). Discovering links between political debates and media. The 13th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE’13). Aalborg, Denmark. • Juric, D., Hollink, L., & Houben, G. (2012). Bringing parliamentary debates to the Semantic Web. DeRiVE workshop on Detection, Representation, and Exploitation of Events in the Semantic Web. • Kemman, M. J., & Kleppe, M. (2013). PoliMedia - Improving Analyses of Radio, TV & Newspaper Coverage of Political Debates. In T. Aalberg & E. Al. (Eds.), TPDL2013, LCNS 8092 (pp. 409-412). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg. • Kemman, M. J., Kleppe, M., & Maarseveen, J. (2013). Eye Tracking the Use of a Collapsible Facets Panel in a Search Interface. In T. Aalberg & E. Al. (Eds.), TPDL2013, LCNS 8092 (pp. 405–408). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
  27. 27. Martijn Kleppe Erasmus University Rotterdam kleppe@eshcc.eur.nl www.polimedia.nl www.martijnkleppe.nl @martijnkleppe Thanks!

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