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A selection of work based on Lexicoder, both published and preliminary, is listed below.

If you have an academic paper, either published or in conference proceedings, using Lexicoder, please do let us know!

Albaugh, Quinn, Julie Sevenans, Stuart Soroka, and Peter John Loewen, "The Automated Coding of Policy Agendas: A Dictionary-Based Approach," paper presented at the 6th Annual Comparative Agendas Conference, Atnwerp, Beligum, June 2013.

Andrew, Blake, Patrick Fournier and Stuart Soroka, "The Canadian Party System: Trends in Election Campaign Reporting, 1980-2008," in Parties, Elections and the Future of Canadian Politics, Amanda Bittner and Royce Koop, eds, Vancouver BC: UBC Press.

Andrew, Blake, Lori Young and Stuart Soroka, “Back To The Future: Press Coverage of the 2008 Canadian Election Campaign Strikes Both Familiar and Unfamiliar Tones,” Policy Options (November 2008). (This work uses the penultimate version of our topic and sentiment dictionaries)

Belanger, Eric and Stuart Soroka, "Campaigns and the Prediction of Election Outcomes: Can Historical and Campaign-Period Prediction Models Be Combined?," Electoral Studies 31: 702-714.

Daku, Mark , "From Letters to Numbers: Quantifying Uganda's ABC approach to the HIV/AIDS epidemic," paper presented to the Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 2009.

Daku, Mark, "Newspaper Coverage of Employee Leave Policies in the United States (1980-2014)," paper presented at the 2015 International Conference on Public Policy, Milan, Italy.

Daku, Mark, Kim Yi Dionne, "The ISIS of Biological Agents: How Domestic Media Coverage of Ebola Can Overshadow International Response," paper presented at the 2015 International Conference on Public Policy, Milan, Italy.

Daku, Mark , Adam Mahon, Stuart Soroka and Lori Young, "Media Content & Election Campaigns: 2008 in Comparative Context," paper for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association, Ottawa ON, May 2009.

Duval, Domenic and Francois Petry. 2016. "L'analyse automatisée du ton médiatique : construction et utilisation de la version française du Lexicoder Sentiment Dictionary," Canadian Journal of Political Science.

Farnsworth, Stephen and Stuart Soroka, Canadian TV News on Bush and Iraq: No More Hostile than Top US Network,” Policy Options (July-August 2007). (The first use of our geography dictionary to capture the tone of coverage of nations.)

Farnsworth, Stephen , Stuart Soroka and Lori Young, "The International Two-Step Flow in Foreign News: Canadian and US Television News Coverage of Foreign Affairs," the International Journal of Press and Politics.

Fournier, Patrick , Fred Cutler, Stuart Soroka, Dietlind Stolle and Éric Bélanger, "Leadership, Values, Issues, and the 2011 Canadian Election", Canadian Journal of Political Science.

Giasson, Theirry , "As (Not) Seen on TV: News Coverage of Political Marketing in Canadian Federal Elections," in Political Marketing in Canada, Alex Marland, Thierry Giasson and Jennifer Lees-Marshman, eds., Vancouver BC: UBC Press.

Gidengil, Elisabeth, ed. Canadian Democracy from the Ground Up: Perceptions and Performance, UBC Press.

González-Bailón, Sandra, and Georgios Paltoglou, “Signals of Public Opinion in Online Communication A Comparison of Methods and Data Sources.” The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 659 (1): 95–107.

Hicks, Timothy, Alan Jacobs, Scott Matthews and Eric Merkeley, “Whose News? How Economic News Responds to the Distribution of Gains and Losses.” Sase Conference paper.

Hogenraad, Robert L., and Rauf R. Garagozov, “Textual Fingerprints of Risk of War.” Literary and Linguistic Computing 29 (1): 41–55.

Kneafsey, Liam. "Media Ownership and the Tone of News Coverage of Labour Unions: Evidence from a Quasi-Experimental Approach." Paper presented at the 2015 PSAI Annual Conference.

Lawlor, Andrea, “Local and National Accounts of Immigration Framing in a Cross-National Perspective.” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 41 (6): 918–41.

Murthy, Dhiraj, “Twitter and Elections: Are Tweets, Predictive, Reactive, or a Form of Buzz?” Information, Communication & Society 18 (7): 816–31.

Murthy, Dhiraj, and Laura R. Petto, “Comparing Print Coverage and Tweets in Elections A Case Study of the 2011–2012 U.S. Republican Primaries.” Social Science Computer Review 33 (3): 298–314.

Newly, Paul, Johanna Dunaway, and Paru Shah, "Racialized Campaigns in the States: New Questions and New Evidence," paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association

Proksch, Sven-Oliver, Will Lowe and Stuart Soroka, "Multilingual Sentiment Analysis: A New Approach to Measuring Conflict in Parliamentary Speeches," paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the European Political Science Association, Vienna, June 2015.

Rhodes, Jesse H., and Kaylee Johnson. 2015. “Class Conscious? Economic Inequality, Party Commitments, and Class Rhetoric in American Presidential Campaigns”. SSRN Scholarly Paper ID 2560427.

Sabel, Michael S., and Sonya Dal Cin. "Trends in Media Reports of Celebrities’ Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions." Annals of Surgical Oncology (2016): 1-7.

Soroka, Stuart , "The Gatekeeping Function: Distributions of Information in Media and the Real World," The Journal of Politics 74(2); 514-528.

Soroka, Stuart, Negativity in Democratic Politics: Causes and Consequences (New York: Cambridge University Press).

Soroka, Stuart , Public Perceptions and Media Coverage of the Canadian Health Care System: A Synthesis, for the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.

Soroka, Stuart, Fred Cutler, Dietlind Stolle, and Patrick Fournier. "Capturing change (and stability) in the 2011 campaign." Policy Options 32 (2011): 70-77.

Soroka, Stuart , Dominik Stecula and Christopher Wlezien, "It's (Change in) the (Future) Economy, Stupid: Economic Indicators, the Media, and Public Opinion," American Journal of Political Science, 59(2): 457-474.

Soroka, Stuart , Lori Young and Meital Balmas, "Bad News or Mad News? Sentiment Scoring of Negativity, Fear, and Anger in News Content," , AAPSS, 659(1): 108-121.

Soroka, Stuart and Christopher Wlezien, "On the Sources of Public Responsiveness to Policy," paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association.

Stecula, Dominik and Eric Merkely, "Jenny McCarthy Doesn’t Matter: Media, Partisan Cues and Scientific Beliefs," paper presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association

Vakeel, Khadija, and Shubhamoy Dey. "Impact of News Articles on Stock Prices: An Analysis using Machine Learning." Proceedings of the 6th IBM Collaborative Academia Research Exchange Conference (I-CARE) on I-CARE 2014. ACM, 2014.

Young, Lori and Stuart Soroka, "Affective News: The Automated Coding of Sentiment in Political Texts," Political Communication 29: 205-231.