Category Archives: Turkish Media

Turkish Newspapers’ Circulation vs Twitter Follower Counts

Colored bars indicate the ratio of circulation to Twitter follower counts.   red bars = circulation / follower_counts   blue bars = follower_counts / circulation     Initial Observations: Two newspapers lost most customers, Posta & Sozcu are tabloid populist newspapers… Liberal, Islamic, Conservative and Central right newspapers have higher circulation rate than followers on Twitter Newspapers with social liberal, […]

Turkish Media in 2D (MDS & PCA Plots)

Multidimensional scaling (MDS) allows us to visualize (dis)similarities in 2D by trying to preserve the distance between the objects as much as possible. The positioning of the newspapers in the image below is generated using this technique (employed manifold.MDS class in scikit-learn). The colors of the labels are the cluster colors obtained by modularity measure as stated […]

Turkish Media Analysis Exploiting Twitter

[UPDATE on 1/11/2014]: Meeting the first item in the future work list below: Groups & Media in Turkey. This study examines the relationship between the followers of Turkish media and their ideological and political positioning exploiting Twitter, a popular micro-blogging and social networking platform. Traditional media, i.e. newspapers, magazines and television channels have accounts/profiles/pages on social media […]