Language and the Boundaries of Research: Media Monitoring Technologies in International Media Research
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This article argues that data-driven research in global media has not kept up with the inherent interest in internationalization due to a number of factors, including access to global media and the lack of foreign language skills among many media researchers. Thus, the field still remains focused on analysis of Western media, leading to misunderstanding the geopolitical impact of global media. The article explores emerging media monitoring technologies which have arisen out of developments in natural language processing and machine generated translation. Finally, the article explores innovative research programs that utilize these technologies for global media research and education. 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.