B3 Non-refereed conference proceedings
A COVID-19 news coverage mood map of Europe (2021)

Robertson, F., Lagus, J., & Kajava, K. (2021). A COVID-19 news coverage mood map of Europe. In H. Toivonen, & M. Boggia (Eds.), Proceedings of the EACL Hackashop on News Media Content Analysis and Automated Report Generation (pp. 110-115). Association for Computational Linguistics. https://aclanthology.org/2021.hackashop-1.15/

JYU authors or editors

Publication details

All authors or editorsRobertson, Frankie; Lagus, Jarkko; Kajava, Kaisla

Parent publicationProceedings of the EACL Hackashop on News Media Content Analysis and Automated Report Generation

Parent publication editorsToivonen, Hannu; Boggia, Michele

Place and date of conferenceOnline


Publication year2021

Pages range110-115

Number of pages in the book139

PublisherAssociation for Computational Linguistics

Place of PublicationStroudsburg, PA

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish

Persistent website addresshttps://aclanthology.org/2021.hackashop-1.15/

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77661


We present a COVID-19 news dashboard which visualizes sentiment in pandemic news coverage in different languages across Europe. The dashboard shows analyses for positive/neutral/negative sentiment and moral sentiment for news articles across countries and languages. First we extract news articles from news-crawl. Then we use a pre-trained multilingual BERT model for sentiment analysis of news article headlines and a dictionary and word vectors -based method for moral sentiment analysis of news articles. The resulting dashboard gives a unified overview of news events on COVID-19 news overall sentiment, and the region and language of publication from the period starting from the beginning of January 2020 to the end of January 2021.

Keywordstext miningnewsnews reportagemoodpandemicsCOVID-19international comparison

Contributing organizations

Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

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