Is the world getting flatter? A new method for examining structural trends in the news.

Citation:

Elad Segev, Tamir Sheafer, and Shaul R. Shenhav. 2013. “Is the world getting flatter? A new method for examining structural trends in the news.” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Pp. 2537. Publisher's Version

Abstract:

The study presents a new approach to analyzing structural changes in networks over time and explores how newspapers such as the 'New York Times' and 'Der Spiegel' have changed their representation of the world over a period of 50 years. Results reveal a constant gap between the most and least central countries over the years as well as a convergence trend in both newspapers, that is, a more equal centrality of European, Middle Eastern, and Asian nations in the news.