• Assessment of News Items Objectivity in Mass Media of Countries with Intelligence Systems: the Brexit Case

    Author(s):
    TATYANA N. VLADIMIROVA , MARINA V. VINOGRADOVA , ANDREY I. VLASOV ALEXANDER A. SHATSKY
    Editor(s):
    Jyotirmaya Patnaik (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    Communication Studies, Cultural Studies, Digital Humanists, Feminist Humanities, Information Ecosystems
    Subject(s):
    Mass media, Digital humanities, Mass media and war, Journalism
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Content analysis, objectivity, manipulation, semantic kernel, sentiment analysis of news items, public opinion, Information, Media and conflict
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/r45y-s843
    Abstract:
    TThe role of mass media in society keeps the problem of manipulative influence distinction and the contiguous phenomena, chief among which is objectivity and authenticity of news items, current. The research provides a detailed study of the information broadcasting mechanisms in the media area, defines the problems, impeding an impersonal reproduction and disclosure of information, clarifies the verification methods, and gives their topology. In this research, we examined how the mass media of different countries presented the same event to the public. The publications of four mass media, concerning such an event as the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (Brexit), have been determined as an object of the analysis. The chosen mass media refer to the countries, which are not the direct participants of that process: Russia, the USA, and Ukraine. D. Brewer’s criteria were used to define the objectivity of the news items. A relative sentiment of the news, which became the objective analysis basis, has been identified using linguistic rate with Eureka Engine intelligence system. The obtained results predominantly confirmed the hypothesis, that the mass media of different countries would represent the process of the UK withdrawal from the EU according to the country’s policy and interpret the facts in their favor. All the four mass media demonstrate the partiality when broadcasting the current situation in the matter of Brexit. The concepts being the semantic kernel elements of mass media publications have emotional coloring. The sentiment analysis of the publications resulted in the conclusion that only one of the four mass media gave a neutral assessment of the Brexit situation
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