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The Causal Link Between News Framing and Legislation

Jan 31 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Karthik Sheshadri


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 article similarity vary in direct proportion. We observe that public attention changes are driven primarily by periods of high news volume and similarity. 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. Finally, we demonstrate that framing during causal periods may be characterized by high-utility news keywords.


Jan 31
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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