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We suggest that these characteristics are interrelated and that the variation reflects variation in external events—specifically, in the concentration and nature of the newsworthy events taking place at the time during which the three samples were collected. Although the entire 13-month period was active in terms of news about the Iraq war, more important events—especially those relating to Iraq—took place just before the spring 2003 and spring 2004 samples than before the fall 2003 sample. September was a relatively quiet news month, with the exception of the stabbing of the Swedish foreign minister in a department store on September 10 and Estonia’s announcement that it would join the European Union on September 14.
Blogging, Citizenship and the Future of Media by Mark Tremayne