Temporal and spatial analysis of the media spotlight

  • An earthquake in Mexico received the spotlight of the media for several weeks, allowed quantifying media coverage.
  • A person from a large city receives more attention from the media, per person, than a person from a small city.
  • The coverage that the media places on a specific event or topic has an exponential decay. The coverage given to an event drops by half every eight days.

 

Temporal and spatial analysis of the media spotlight

Rafael Prieto Curiel, Carmen Cabrera Arnau, MaraTorres Pinedo, Humberto González Ramírez, Steven R.Bishop

Computers, Environment and Urban Systems
Volume 75, May 2019, Pages 254-263

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