Smart grid coverage in U.S. newspapers: Characterizing public conversations

Ria Langheim, Melissa Skubel, Xiao Chen, William Maxwell, Tarla Rai Peterson, Elizabeth Wilson, Jennie C. Stephens

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    An analysis of The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and The New York Times from 1998 to 2013 suggests that media coverage of smart grid issues focuses more on benefits than risks. Coverage peaked in 2009 with substantial federal-level investment in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)77-87
    Number of pages11
    JournalElectricity Journal
    Issue number5
    StatePublished - Jun 2014

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    The authors gratefully acknowledge the financial support for this research from the National Science Foundation Science and Society program ( NSF-SES-1127697 , NSF-SES 11272 , and NSF-SES 112760 ).


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