Scope and Selection of Media Outlets
Bitcoin Perception meticulously tracks a curated list of 37 renowned English-language press outlets, each selected for their impact and audience size.
This list includes (updated February 2024):
- Daily Mail
- Fox News
- Financial Times
- Wall Street Journal
- New York Times
- The Independent
- Washington Post
- AP News
- Rolling Stone
- CBS News
- The Telegraph
- The Atlantic
- The Guardian
- Al Jazeera
- The Economist
- New York Post
- ABC News
- The Boston Globe
- LA Times
- The New Yorker
These outlets were chosen for the amount of reporting on Bitcoin and extensive reach.
Data Collection Process
Every article from these outlets that mentions Bitcoin, in any context, is included in the analysis. This approach ensures a holistic view of Bitcoin's presence in media, capturing both dedicated articles and incidental mentions.
Human Review and Analysis
A team of expert analysts reviews each article. They delve into the content to understand the context and sentiment of the Bitcoin mention, whether it's the focal point or a peripheral mention. This human element is crucial for an accurate and nuanced understanding of the media portrayal.
Articles are categorized as positive, negative, or balanced based on a detailed assessment. This includes examining the tone, context, and specific language used in relation to Bitcoin. Such a comprehensive review allows for a more refined and accurate categorization than automated systems.
Data Integrity and Accessibility
Bitcoin Perception's commitment to ethical data practices is exemplified by its reliance on publicly available sources. There is no use of invasive data scraping, ensuring respect for both the integrity of the data and the content creators. The data collected is made accessible for free for a transparent insight into Bitcoin's media portrayal.
Implications and Uses of the Data
The data from Bitcoin Perception serves as a valuable resource for businesses, researchers, and Bitcoin enthusiasts. It offers a window into public sentiment and media trends surrounding Bitcoin, helping stakeholders make informed decisions and understandings.