Scientists piece together EU media structure

Scientists piece together EU media structure

How influential is the media in shaping the news agenda in EU Member States? Very, say EU-funded researchers, who evaluated more than 1 million news articles in 22 languages to identify the factors that make this impact felt. The study, the first mega content analysis of cross-linguistic text using artificial intelligence tools, is presented in the journal PLoS ONE.

The research was funded in part by the PASCAL2 ('Pattern analysis, statistical modelling and computational learning 2') project, which received EUR 6 million under the 'Information and communication technologies' (ICT) Theme of the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).

More information on the study can be found at http://cordis.europa.eu/fetch?CALLER=EN_NEWS_FP7&ACTION=D&DOC=1&CAT=NEWS&QUERY=012ccb4c3b95:66d7:5b8ca464&RCN=32852.