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For decades, news content analysis has been a staple in journalism research. It facilitates discussions and insights on sections of various types of media content, ranging from newspaper articles to tweets. However, it is usually carried out ad hoc for specific studies or projects, by researchers from various countries using a plethora of approaches. Notably, there is a lack of scientific knowledge and systematic analysis on what constitutes news content analysis, and content originating from which platforms, continents and/or countries are assessed. To contribute to scholarly knowledge, we operationalise a structured literature review and therein assess 2,909 abstracts of English-language articles featuring news content analysis published between 2001 and 2020.

Translated title of the contributionNews Content Analyses in the 21st Century : A Structured Literature Review
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)121-140
Number of pages20
JournalMedia & Jornalismo
Issue number41
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2022

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  • literature review
  • content analysis
  • news media
  • journalism
  • media studies
  • journalism studies


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