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The Causal Link between News Framing and Legislation

@article{Sheshadri2018TheCL,
  title={The Causal Link between News Framing and Legislation},
  author={Karthik Sheshadri and C. Hang and Munindar P. Singh},
  journal={ArXiv},
  year={2018},
  volume={abs/1802.05768}
}
We demonstrate that framing, a subjective aspect of news, is a causal precursor to both significant public perception changes, and to federal legislation. We posit, counter-intuitively, that topic news volume and mean article similarity increase and decrease together. We show that specific features of news, such as publishing volume , are predictive of both sustained public attention, measured by annual Google trend data, and federal legislation. We observe that public attention changes are… Expand
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