Innovation in Content Analysis: Freezing the flow of liquid news
This chapter focuses on evaluating a range of methods for dealing with the growing challenge of capturing 'liquid' content. It begins by synthesizing the literature around the concept of “liquid news” and how it complicates traditional approaches to content analysis. It then describes key considerations about the technical aspects of web pages and reviews existing methods for freezing online news content. Those methods are then employed and critiqued through a case study whereby link information is extracted from different parts of the fluid and interactive New York Times homepage. Finally, recommendations involving common research scenarios are offered, and directions for future research are presented.
- On Metrics-Driven Homepages: Assessing the relationship between popularity and prominence
- Quantified Audiences in News Production: A synthesis and research agenda
- A Computational Approach for Examining the Comparability of “Most-Viewed Lists” on Online News Sites
- Capturing and Analyzing Liquid Content: A computational process for freezing and analyzing mutable documents
- On the Worlds of Journalism