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Title:
Operationalizing “public debates” across digitized heterogeneous mass media datasets in the development and use of the Media Suite
Author:
Berrie van der Molen: Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Jasmijn van Gorp: Media and Culture Studies, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Toine Pieters: Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
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Year:
2018
Conference:
Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018, Pisa, 8-10 October 2018
Issue:
159
Article no.:
021
Pages:
200-208
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2019-05-28
ISBN:
978-91-7685-034-3
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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In this paper, we propose a methodological operationalization of “public debates” as we focus on the research process of CLARIAH research pilot Debate Research Across Media (DReAM). In this pilot, heterogeneous datasets (of digitized print and audiovisual media) were made search-able with tools of the CLARIAH Media Suite, using the leveled research approach that we coined previously (combining distant and close reading) to do historical public debate analysis. The qualitative research interest in public debates on drugs and regulation is historical, but in order to bridge the gap between distant and close reading of the combined digital datasets, a number of insights from media studies is taken into consideration. The natures of the different media, the type of analysis and focus on the source material itself, and the necessity to combine historical expertise with a sensibility towards discursive relations are all considered before we argue that the accommodation of this approach in the Media Suite helps the researcher to gain an improved understanding of historical public debates in mass media.

Keywords: Public debate research, Media studies, Historical research, Crossmedia research, Distant reading

Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018, Pisa, 8-10 October 2018

Author:
Berrie van der Molen, Jasmijn van Gorp, Toine Pieters
Title:
Operationalizing “public debates” across digitized heterogeneous mass media datasets in the development and use of the Media Suite
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Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018, Pisa, 8-10 October 2018

Author:
Berrie van der Molen, Jasmijn van Gorp, Toine Pieters
Title:
Operationalizing “public debates” across digitized heterogeneous mass media datasets in the development and use of the Media Suite
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