Auditing the presence of local news outlets on Google News

This paper is out! Data collection was intense… four laptops/PCs connected to VPN, nearly three hundred thousand queries, and millions of search results.

And, after Sean’s expert dplyr munging, we have a Nature Human Behavior paper. Worth it, I say! 🙂

Data collection! Picture taken in April of 2019

The paper is at: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-020-00954-0

Fischer, S., Jaidka, K., & Lelkes, Y. (2020). Auditing local news presence on Google News. Nature Human Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-00954-0

Here’s Sean’s tweet thread about the main results, as well as the implications for you and the news curation on the kind of places you spend your time on the internet. (Unrolled thread is here).

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