Income inequality media mentions rise dramatically

Related to my post this week, this graph on Politico blogger Ben Smith’s column illustrates the impact of the #occupy sites on media mentions of the term income inequality. It was picked up later in The Washington Post.  There are some problems (as some have noted) with characterizing this as either positive or negative for the movement (it depends, as my own post notes, where your heart lies). That said, this sort of content analysis is still a mainstay – and a boost in media mentions means a boost in attention.

Here’s the graph, based upon a Nexis news search (broadcast, web, and print) for instances of the term “income inequality”:

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