Published in Bruegel Working Paper, 2021
This paper quantitatively explores news coverage on the subject of “Europe” in three different countries and three newspapers: France (Le Monde), Italy (La Stampa) and Germany (Der Spiegel). We collected and organised large web-scraped datasets covering the period 1945 to 2019. After ensuring the quality of the archives, we identified articles referring to “European” news while leaving aside national and other non-European news, based on a mix of keyword matching, large-scale natural language processing and topic identification on the full text of news articles.
Recommended citation: Bergamini; E. Mourlon-Druol (2021) Talking about Europe: exploring 70 years of news archives, Working Paper 04/2021, Bruegel https://www.bruegel.org/2021/03/talking-about-europe-exploring-70-years-of-news-archives/