Analysis of Media Fatigue in Coverage of the Palestinian Intifada

Reference: The Kansas Event Data System: A Beginner's Guide with an Application to the Study of Media Fatigue in the Palestinian Intifada

Remarks: This figure shows two time series -- WEIS category 22 events ("Force") coded from Reuters leads for the ISR>PAL dyad, and Palestinian deaths due to Israeli government actions reported by the Jerusalem-based Palestinian Human Rights Information Center (PHRIC). Generally the two series track each other closely.

Remarks: This figure shows a 12-month running correlation between the events reported in Reuters leads (aggregated using the Goldstein scale) and the PHRIC figures; the date indicates the beginning of each 12-month period. The two series initially correlate very highly, then show a drop-off during the second year of the intifada, then go through a second period of increased correlations followed by a decrease in correlation.

Remarks: 12-month running correlation for the New York Times. The second drop in the NYT correlation seems to correspond with the competition of events in Eastern Europe for coverage.

Remarks: Correlation between Reuters and the New York Times for events in the ISR>PAL dyad. "Events" gives the correlation of the number of events; "Net Cooperation" gives the correlation of the total event scores aggregated using the Goldstein scale. This is generally similar to the pattern of correlation in the earlier graph, which suggests that the correlation between sources might be a useful indicator of the degree to which the media is covering a region.

Remarks: Same as the above except for the PAL>ISR dyad. The pattern is less clear here, probably due in part to the smaller number of reported events.