Andrej Kovacic


This article is based on an extended research consisting 7,586 analyzed headlines and short abstracts and opens many important issues issue on how negative feelings are evoked when being exposed to media “news” reporting in media on the internet. Over the period of 35 months - from December 2008 to September 2013 from a random selection among more than 724,000, news from 21 different sources using RSS internet abstracting (television, newspaper and internet) were analyzed. An analysis also includes a comparison of four different languages groups (English, Croatian, German and Slovenian). Results show that overall in all tested media there is a strong negative bias. In addition in International (English) the average negative feelings are the most negative. On the other side however when analyzing the “size” of the negative feelings on a 9 point scale Slovenian media (a group with the lowest quantity of negative evaluations) has on average evoked the most negative feelings among negative evaluations.

Key words: news, international, media

Assistant prof. Andrej Kovačič, Ph.D. Contact: andrej.kovacic(at)

Cite this article:
Kovacic Andrej. AN INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH ON INTERNET MEDIA NEWS REPORTING . Innovative Issues and Approaches in Social Sciences, vol.8, no.2:112-129, DOI:

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