Human Assisted Content Analysis of the print press coverage of corruption in Romania

Type: · Author(s): Natalia Milewski, Valentina Dimulescu · Published:
This study analyzes the frequency, diversity, and content of the news articles on corruption in four Romanian national daily newspapers: Jurnalul Național, România Liberă, Ziarul Financiar, and Libertatea. The Human Assisted Content Analysis (HACA) focuses on 558 news articles and other journalistic content (editorials, pamphlets, investigations, etc.) randomly selected out of an overall sample of […] Read More

Human Assisted Content Analysis of the print press coverage of corruption in Latvia

Type: · Author(s): Iveta Kazoka · Published:
Latvia Human Assisted Content Analysis (HACA) report is an elaboration of the main findings that have emerged from a comparative study of news media representation of corruption in 7 European Union member states – France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, United Kingdom. This report has a twofold task: firstly, the aim of Latvia HACA report […] Read More

Human Assisted Content Analysis of the print press coverage of corruption in Italy

Type: · Author(s): Marco Mazzoni · Published:
As stated in the Italy Computer-Assisted Content Analysis (CACA) report, during the 2004-2013 period, selected Italian newspapers produced a high number of articles on corruption (46.239). The observed newspapers are la Repubblica, a centre-left paper; il Giornale, a centre-right paper; Corriere della Sera, a centrist paper; and the business newspapers il Sole 24 Ore, which […] Read More

Human Assisted Content Analysis of the print press coverage of corruption in Hungary

Type: · Author(s): Hajdu Miklós, Pápay Boróka, Szántó Zoltán, Tóth István János · Published:
Coverage of corruption in the Hungarian media was analysed for four online news portals, Magyar Nemzet Online (short name: MNO, web:, Népszava (web: and Heti Világgazdaság (web: and Origo (web: The first three have both online and printed versions. MNO is considered a centre-right elite/general portal, HVG may be considered a […] Read More

Human Assisted Content Analysis of the print press coverage of corruption in France

Type: · Author(s): Rita Marchetti · Published:
In this report, we will illustrate the main findings that emerge from the Human-Assisted Content Analysis (HACA) and will highlight the differences among the investigated French newspapers and the main variations over time. We will also investigate the specific features of the French newspapers that have emerged from the HACA comparative report. Read More

Narratives of evil: Localized understandings of corruption

Type: · Author(s): Roxana Bratu, Iveta Kazoka · Published:
Corruption is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon that has different forms in different contexts (Richter, Burke 2007). Similarly to other grand concepts like ‘society’, ‘morality’, ‘human relationships’, corruption is also abstract, diffuse and lacking in clear delineation – which makes it a good target for metaphorical reasoning (Kovecses 2000, p.23-26). This research explores the metaphorical […] Read More

Type of actors, objects of exchange, type of original transactions in the coverage of corruption

Type: · Author(s): Ágnes Czibik, Miklós Hajdu, Boróka Pápay, Zoltán Szántó, István János Tóth · Published:
In the following analysis we deal with only specific corruption cases within our seven-country sample for content analysis (France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Romania, Slovakia, and the UK). Only 5,212 relevant articles dealt with such cases within the total sample (12,742). We focus here on providing a descriptive comparative analysis of the actors, types of transactions […] Read More

Print press representations of corruption: topics, professional models and journalism procedures

Type: · Author(s): Paolo Mancini, Rita Marchetti, Giovanni Barbieri, Marco Mazzoni, Roberto Mincigrucci, Anna Stanziano · Published:
The in-depth study conducted through Human-Assisted Content Analysis (HACA) on a sample of the collected articles proves the findings derived from our previous Computer-Assisted Content Analysis (CACA). There are some minor deviations, mostly depending on the specific selected days, but it can be stated that our sample is generally a good representation of all newspaper […] Read More

Methodology of the Human-Assisted Content Analysis

Type: · Author(s): Rita Marchetti · Published:
Some of the reports from ANTICORRP WP6 describe the results of the Human-Assisted Content Analysis (HACA) of the coverage of corruption-related topics in the United Kingdom, France, Italy Hungary, Slovakia, Romania and Latvia. We analysed a period of ten years, from 2004 to 2013, except for Romania, where the collection of the articles only covered […] Read More

Computer Assisted Content Analysis of the print press coverage of corruption in the United Kingdom

Type: · Author(s): Paolo Mancini · Published:
The analysis of the British coverage of corruption topics was conducted on four UK newspapers: The Guardian, The Times, The Financial Times, and The Sun. As is well known, The Guardian is a quality newspaper. The Times, since its acquisition by Rupert Murdock is progressively mixing its original quality nature with a tabloid orientation. The […] Read More