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A story in images: the abortion media storm of 2019

Spring showers?

Overview

June 24- July 1st week generalized overview

Methods

Using TopicMapper and MediaCloud to target coverage

Progressive vs. Conservative Coverage

Traditional Press vs. Social Media

Monthly Mappings

Visualizations of Shared Stories and Images

Findings: Week of May 13–20, 2019

Inlink interactive map
all Facebook shares
Click here for the interactive map of images of Facebook shares from May 13–20

Findings: Week of May 27–June 3, 2019

282,046 Facebook shares between May 5 2019 and August 5 2019
Full images overlaid on regions indicating Facebook share counts

Findings: Week of June 24–July 1, 2019

Tidings of Two Tales

Comparison of image maps over time

The weeks of May 20–27, May 27-June 3, June 24-July 1 2019 according to each week’s Facebook shares

Conclusions

Next steps

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