To the Internet, From the Internet: Comparative media coverage of transnational protests

Citation:

Almeida, Paul D, and Mark Lichbach. 2003. “To the Internet, From the Internet: Comparative media coverage of transnational protests”. Mobilization: An International Quarterly 8 (3):249–272.
To the Internet, From the Internet: Comparative media coverage of transnational protests

Abstract:

We compare activist-based internet data with four other media sources—Lexis Nexis
Academic Universe, The Seattle Times, Global Newsbank, and The New York Times—on
their coverage of the local, national, and international protests that accompanied the World
Trade Organization’s (WTO) Third Ministerial Conference in Seattle, Washington in late
1999. Using the Media Sensitivity-Protest Intensity Model of event reporting, we find that
activist-based web sites report a greater number of transnational protest events at the local,
national, and international level. We also find that activist-based websites are less positively
influenced by the intensity properties of protest events. In the age of globalization, research
on transnational movements should therefore combine conventional media sources and
activist-based web sources.

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