New publication about artificial intelligence in the Dutch press

My latest publication is published in Communication Studies, titled “Artificial Intelligence in the Dutch Press: An Analysis of Topics and Trends”.

ABSTRACT
The present study focuses on newspaper articles published in all
newspapers in the Netherlands from 2000 up to 2018 on how they
report on artificial intelligence. The study showed how reporting
changes over time and how different types of newspapers report
differently about various topics in the field of artificial intelligence.
The findings show that newspapers increasingly report about AI from
2014 onward. Newspapers do so on a wide range of topics related to
AI. Several types of newspapers showed distinct coverage of many
artificial intelligence-related topics. Although robots and their football
capabilities appear to be ever-present in newspapers, recent
articles about tech giants and fake news are more prominent in
newspapers. One of the most notable findings was that religious
newspapers published less about AI topics, even though some topics
on artificial intelligence have religious connotations (cf. singularity,
consciousness). Sentiments about AI in newspaper articles remained
balanced between positive and negative sentiments over the years.

Thank you to Seungahn Nah, Jang Hyun Kim, Jasmine McNealy, and Jungseock Joo who initiated the special issue “Communicating Artificial Intelligence: Theory, Research, and Practice” In communication Studies. The publication can be downloaded as Open Access using this link.

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Maurice Vergeer

I am Maurice Vergeer, working at Communication Science department of the Radboud University Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.