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2022-06-20Diskussionspapier DOI: 10.18452/24770
A mirror to the world. Taking the German News Magazine Der Spiegel into a Topic Modeling/Sentiment Perspective
dc.contributor.authorWehrheim, Lino
dc.date.accessioned2022-06-20T05:59:21Z
dc.date.available2022-06-20T05:59:21Z
dc.date.issued2022-06-20none
dc.identifier.urihttp://edoc.hu-berlin.de/18452/25462
dc.description.abstractThe importance of mass media is reflected, among other things, in the fact that their coverage on certain topics – contrary to findings from communication research – is often seen as a reflection of the topics that are discussed by society. In Germany, this can be observed especially for the news magazine Der Spiegel, whose self-declared claim is to “hold up a mirror to the world“. Accordingly, scholars from different disciplines frequently use its reporting, especially its cover stories, to support their own narratives, especially regarding general accounts on ‘the zeitgeist’. Based on this observation, I propose the following thought experiment: suppose we were to look not only at individual cover stories with their individual topics, but at all cover stories – which picture of German contemporary history would then emerge? To answer this question, I use methods from the digital humanities / digital history to retrieve the topics and tonality of all cover stories published between January 1947 and December 2017. This way, I identify the topics that have dominated the Spiegel’s front pages, which might be regarded as a trace or abbild of the narratives that shaped public discourse since the early days of the Federal Republic or even the zeitgeist itself.eng
dc.language.isoengnone
dc.publisherHumboldt-Universität zu Berlin
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/
dc.subjectzeitgeisteng
dc.subjectnarrativeseng
dc.subjectmedia analysiseng
dc.subjecttopic modellingeng
dc.subjectsentiment analysiseng
dc.subject.ddc330 Wirtschaftnone
dc.titleA mirror to the world. Taking the German News Magazine Der Spiegel into a Topic Modeling/Sentiment Perspectivenone
dc.typeworkingPaper
dc.identifier.urnurn:nbn:de:kobv:11-110-18452/25462-6
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.18452/24770
local.edoc.container-titleWorking Papers of the Priority Programme 1859 – Experience and Expectation. Historical Foundations of Economic Behaviournone
local.edoc.container-creatorAlexander Nützenadel, Jochen Strebnone
local.edoc.pages37none
local.edoc.type-nameDiskussionspapier
local.edoc.institutionPhilosophische Fakultätnone
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local.edoc.container-type-nameSchriftenreihe
local.edoc.container-volume34none
dc.description.versionNot Reviewednone
local.edoc.container-erstkatid2916406-0
dc.identifier.eissn2510-053X

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