This article relies on information-theoretic measures to examine how events impacted the news for the period 1950-1995. Moreover, we present a method for event characterization in (unstructured) textual sources, offering a taxonomy of events based on the different ways they impacted the flow of news information. The results give us a better understanding of the relationship between events and their impact on news sources with varying ideological backgrounds.
Recommended citation: Wevers, Melvin, Jan Kostkan, Kristoffer L. Nielbo. “Event Flow - How Events shaped the Flow of the News, 1950-1995.” Computational Humanities Research 2021, (November 2021).