Computer Content Analysis of Press Coverage and Prediction of Public Opinion for the 1995 Sovereignty Referendum in Quebec

@inproceedings{Fan1997ComputerCA,
  title={Computer Content Analysis of Press Coverage and Prediction of Public Opinion for the 1995 Sovereignty Referendum in Quebec},
  author={David P. Fan},
  year={1997}
}
This article uses a computerized method to score news coverage of the 1995 referendum in Quebec, Canada, asking whether that province should become sovereign. The news for English-speaking Canada was represented by the Canadian Press (CP) newswire, whereas la Presse canadienne (PC), the sister news service, was used as the surrogate for the French language press in Quebec. The CP was analyzed for paragraphs supporting the Yes and the No positions, and the PC was scored for the equivalent… CONTINUE READING

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