Data: Does bottom-line pressure make terrorism coverage more negative? Evidence from a Twenty Newspaper Panel Study.

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By Aaron M Hoffman1, Dwaine Jengelley2

1. Simon Fraser University 2. Purdue University

Data files for the Media, War & Conflict paper: Does bottom-line pressure make terrorism coverage more negative? Evidence from a Twenty Newspaper Panel Study.

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We use an original panel dataset to explore the impact of economic pressure on the way journalists report terrorism. This dataset combines data about terrorist attacks in the U.S.[1], presidential endorsements by newspapers[2], ownership and profit information, and public distrust of the media[3] with tone scores for randomly selected articles on terrorism from 20 newspapers spanning 1997 to 2014. This publication includes a Stata data file (in dta and csv formats) as well as an appendix with a description of variables and selected tables and figures.

 

[1] Miller, E., LaFree, G., Dugan, L. (2014). Global Terrorism Database (GTD). Retrieved from https://www.start.umd.edu/data-tools/global-terrorism-database-gtd.

[2] American Presidency Project. (2012). General Election Editorial Endorsements by Major Newspapers.
Retrieved from https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/statistics/data/2012-general-election-editorial-endorsements-major-newspapers.

[3] Gallup, Inc. (2014). Media Use and Evaluation. Retrieved from https://news.gallup.com/poll/1663/Media-Use-Evaluation.aspx 

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