How much does the media talk about itself?
For some time, traditional media has felt threatened as readers and advertizers look to the Internet for other options. But the media may have found a key to its survival: covering itself.
This project examines some 8,000 articles published by big Swedish media sites, i.e, DN, SVD, SVT, SR, Aftonbladet, Expressen, Metro, DI, etc., that were retweeted over the course of one week. An algorithm has combed through the articles to determine their subjects. The board shows some of these subjects and the relative frequency with which they are covered.
Based on this sample, the media covered itself about 7 % of the time. With thanks to Ted Valentin for the algorithm and for retrieving the data, Hanna Löfqvist for language and artistic consultation, and Gustaf Josefsson for arduino expertise.