33 - Newsmaps + Buzztracking

It's always rewarding and amazing to watch those Newsmaps and Buzztracker maps.

Newsmaps visually analyze headlines in graphical view. You have lots of coloured squares, each square representing an article, colours represents popularity, size represents age - the most recent entries being larger.

Buzztracker shows the frequencies and relationships between locations in the Google news directory. You can see the interconnectedness of the world.

You can also see that journalism focuses on certain centers - in accordance with theories of news factors - what are newsworthy items - and themes.

Here's a summary of Stefan Krempl on the social construction of news and Newsfactors in a Global World.

This is grounded in research of Norwegian professor Johan Galtung on news values.

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